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Housing strategy consultation

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Cheshire East Council is consulting on a proposed new housing strategy, setting out the authority's vision and priorities for housing until 2023.

The council is profiling the value and importance of quality housing in people's lives, wellbeing, communities and the economy.

Nationally, it is estimated the country needs to build more than 250,000 new homes each year.

The borough's Local Plan includes provision for a housing requirement of at least 36,000 new homes and 380 hectares of land for business, general industrial and storage and distribution uses up until 2030.

This is to reflect a strong anticipated jobs growth rate of around 1,600 jobs per year, or 31,400 by 2030.

Cheshire East has a strong ambition for jobs-led economic expansion and housing is seen as essential to support this continuous growth.

The council wishes to see that homes built across the borough are of the right type and are built in the right place, offering a range of high quality housing that is affordable and meets the needs of young people, families and older residents.

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