Alsager is a town within the Cheshire East Unitary Authority. It has a 14 member town council with 1 Labour member - Simon Bishop.
A key issue in Alsager is the Cheshire East Plan and the push to develop Greenfield sites, including the threat to extend the village to the M6. Under the Town Plan 1000 homes will be built by 2030, all of which can be accommodated on existing Brownfield sites, at Twyfords, MMU and Cardway. However in addition there have been a series of Greenfield sites which the Labour councillors have vigorously opposed but keep coming. Recently this has been made worse by the proposals, initially welcomed by Lib Dem councillors to build housing on the White Moss site which borders Alsager. The proposal would now involve up to 900 houses on a site 50% larger than the current site, buying up agricultural land, and would take the village all the way to the M6. However as it is outside the Council boundaries, it would be on top of the 1000 homes agreed, and despite numerous requests Cheshire East are saying it is not in Alsager so no benefit will come to the Town. The site has now taken preference over an earlier proposal for a village to link Barthomley and Oakhanger was dropped reportedly after the intervention of Edward Timpson fearful of losing his seat.
Recently there has been a food bank set up in Alsager, currently providing support for over 50 families in the village, showing the impact of austerity on the village. The Labour councillors applaud and support the fantastic work being done by the volunteers from across the community, whilst condemning the policies that bought this about, bought in by MPs who claim 3p petrol for a 96 metre car journey whilst attacking those in need and scapegoating those who are weakest in society. We would urge everyone to help or contribute, there is a facebook page and collections in all our main stores.
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