Cheshire news Cheshire West and East not under consideration for Brexit lorry parks MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Both Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East have received assurances from the government
Breaking News ! Both Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East councils have received assurances from Government that there are no plans at present to build a 'Brexit lorry park' in the county. CWaC Council leader leader Louise Gittins, Labour, had expressed her concern when it was revealed that Cheshire West was being considered for a possible location for one of the huge planned lorry parks that the Government could pass emergency planning on as the country gets set to deal with the exit from the European Union. Cheshire East was also considered in the Town and Country Planning (Border Facilities and Infrastructure) (EU Exit) (England) Special Development Order 2020, which would enable border infrastructure to be built in specific areas of the country without planning permission. But both authorities have now received confirmation that they are not currently being considered and that a commitment has been made to engage with the authorities should the situation change with regards to border infrastructure. Read More Related Articles The big face mask survey - tell us if you think they're making a difference Read More Related Articles Get our best and latest stories delivered straight to your inbox with our CheshireLive newsletters Cllr Gittins said: "Having expressed our concerns to Government about the announcement that we had been identified for a potential lorry park without consultation, I am pleased that we now hear there are no immediate proposals being considered for our area. "We will hold the government to their commitment to prior consultation over any future plans. We will also continue to monitor the emerging risk of a non-deal Brexit and call on government to be more open with local communities about the implications for local areas.
Cllr Sam Corcoran, leader of the Cheshire East Council, said: “We understand that the government has no imminent plans to establish EU Exit-related lorry parks across Cheshire. However, we have asked government to ensure that they consult local authorities on such issues if such plans are developed. “It is a matter of ongoing concern that the government laid an order before Parliament, allowing it to avoid local planning restrictions, to set up a lorry park anywhere in Cheshire East without notifying the local councils. “We expect that any such lorry park would put pressure on our local road networks with little or no benefit to our communities. We will continue to work with Cheshire West and Chester Council, to mitigate any related issues, regardless of the EU withdrawal outcome.”
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