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CEC Leader's reaction to Prime Minister's conference speech:

Council Leader Councillor Michael Jones has welcomed the Prime Minister's promise to build a further 200,000 affordable homes, as outlined in his keynote speech today.

The Borough, which is hailed the 'best place to live in the North West' for the second year running, has re-branded itself as a major contender for growth since its inception in 2009.

The Council is confident its bid to host an HS2 transport hub at Crewe will see an extra £3.5billion plus investment into the Borough, with neighbouring councils set to benefit also.

More jobs mean more homes will be required and the authority is already gearing up for opportunity to deliver plan-led growth through its many initiatives and investment programmes.

Councillor Jones said: "We are already delivering low-cost homes as part of our development growth plans and it's important to have the right homes in the right place at the right price.

"We are looking to supply low-cost homes to the market through our Affordable Homes Company.

"The Prime Minister's promise to deliver the backbone of what this Borough needs — in terms of housing to support our rapid growth and to help the more vulnerable in society — is welcome news."

"The Prime Minister's speech leads the way forward to tackle the problems of today — emphasising our social liberalism. In simple terms: everybody matters and everybody now has hope and everybody should be safe and must be safe — and that is what we heard today.

"The details are bigger than the words. Cheshire East fully supports the prioritising of safeguarding, the prioritising of housing and prioritising of creating opportunity for all — and we are looking forward to helping achieve and implementing the targets signalled in the Prime Minister's speech today."

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