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Macclesfield stadium scheme gets go-ahead

Planners have given Wilson Bowden the green light to build a football stadium in Macclesfield.

Cheshire East Council approved the stadium as part of a wider regeneration scheme after 10 months of consultations with locals and business owners.

The stadium will be built on the South Macclesfield Development Area between Congleton Road and London Road.

It is thought that both that area and the town centre will be regenerated by the scheme, which will include retail development, leisure, housing and a new link road.

Rail links will also receive a boost under the plans.

Council leader Wesley Fitzgerald said: “This is a good example of try, try and try again. We have made mistakes but there is agreement now about how we are going about it. It’s good for Macclesfield - at last the vision is beginning to look like a reality.”

Cheshire East will now go back to Wilson Bowden with the revised scheme, with separate consultations scheduled for early 2011.

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