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ETC Press Release 06/09/23

By Melanie Joyce Ellesmere Rural Parish Council

Friday, 8 September 2023


Ellesmere Rural Parish Council Contributor


6th September 2023.

Press Release following the September meeting of Ellesmere Town Council held on Monday 4th September.

Back to Business

Ellesmere Town Council got down to business again this week following the summer recess. At the September Council meeting, the current lack of affordable housing in the town was discussed. The Local Affordable Housing element of two new developments has been released with two-bedroom houses priced at £240k or £225k, of the 107 houses on one development only 15 are “affordable”. It is understood that the minimum legal requirement for developers is to be further reduced. The Council intends to lobby for increased numbers of affordable houses and has passed this work to its Planning and Infrastructure Committee.

Councillors voted to approve new Cemetery Regulations which will not allow people from outside Ellesmere Town and Rural parishes to be buried in new graves at Swan Hill, as the cemetery is almost full. Until new space can be allocated within the existing cemetery or land developed on a new site, this regulation will stay in force. The re-opening of existing graves and the interment of cremated remains for people from outside the town will continue.

Council members were pleased to approve a new Town Council logo.

Councillors praised the development of Ellesmere Market Hall under new management. The market will now open on Thursdays as well as Tuesdays, and continue hosting the popular Late Night, Farmers and Artisan markets. Plans are in place for further development of the building and additional events.


Contact Information

Melanie Joyce

  • 01948 841945

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