Cheshire East spent £3.7m on flawed local plan

TWO UKIP councillors in Cheshire East have discovered the authority has so far spent £3.7m on its future development strategy, known as a local plan, which has been heavily criticised by a planning inspector.

Under the plan Cheshire East aims to deliver 27,000 homes and 20,000 extra jobs by 2030. Some 42 sites have been earmarked for some form of development.

But in an interim report issued earlier this month, the inspector said: "There is a serious mismatch between the economic strategy and the housing strat... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...