Meeting with the Leader of Cheshire East Council

The scheduled meeting between ARAG and Michael Jones, the Leader of Cheshire East Council, went ahead at the ‘Westfields’ Headquarters on 8th January 2013.
Michael Jones’s deputy, Cllr David Brown did not attend because he was sick but Adrian Fisher, the Head of Strategic Planning, was present throughout the meeting.

All three ARAG officers were struck by the positive reception we met with during the meeting which we found, on several occasions, to be revealing and informative and we list below just a flavour of this information.

  • Council Leader, Michael Jones, totally supports the position of ARAG and the Town Strategy that Alsager’s Brownfield sites should be developed first with Greenfield site development regarded as subject to ‘exceptionality’.
  • Cllr Jones particularly welcomed the way in which ARAG had sought to represent the residents of Alsager and he assured us of regular access to both himself and Council Officers. This will include direct access to the Case Officers for all of the individual Developers Planning Applications.
  • We were given an undertaking that if we strongly drew attention to hazardous Pot Holes, in Alsager, Councillor Jones would ensure that they are mended.

A full report is now on the web site under ‘ARAG Officers meet with Cheshire East’.
You can see that document here