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Crewe’s vision for the future

April 19, 2017 by NSC in Weekly News
Crewe170420Cheshire East Council has unveiled a future vision for Crewe that seeks to bring 37,000 new jobs to the town by 2043.

Following the announcements about the proposed new HS2 hub station, Cheshire East Council – using a team led by international master planners Arup and property experts CBRE – is preparing a master plan, which covers areas of prime development land in central Crewe.

The master plan will encompass 590,000m² of commercial development, and create 37,000 new jobs by 2043, reflecting one of the prime locations at the heart of the UK and HS2 rail network.

Cheshire East Council leader Cllr Rachel Bailey said: “The Crewe master plan gives an insight into the future of the town.

“The council is both a major investor and a major advocate for Cheshire East and it is right that the local authority commits time and resources to build market confidence and promote Cheshire East as a great place to be – and help deliver jobs, investment and greater opportunities for all our residents.

“With HS2 coming to Crewe in 2027, the town is set to become one of the most connected places in the UK and a great place to invest and do business. This will be a revolutionary change for the area as Crewe will be only 25 minutes by train from central Manchester and Birmingham as well as being less than an hour from central London.”

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