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Clause 89

Part of Localism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton 12:30 pm, 15th February 2011

From my experience in the north-west of England I take issue with what the hon. Gentleman has said. In my experience as a councillor in Warrington the regional spatial strategies throttled some of Warrington’s development plans. That sub-region—a term I use with some hesitation as it is not one I like—comprising the new Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester unitary authorities, and Warrington—has now been set free from the regional spatial strategy’s big north-west plan. The authorities are free to work together, and they are doing that well on a range of issues, from prosperity and waste to alcohol harm reduction.