About Cheshire East




Cheshire East is a fantastic place to live and work – with lots of potential.

It’s home to 398,900 residents and more than 175,000 households. The borough is a real mix of rural and urban communities, including the major towns of Crewe, Macclesfield, Congleton and Wilmslow, and more rural areas from the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District National Park. We have strong employment and investment opportunities, highly attractive places to live and standards of education are high.

The borough is the very definition of a dynamic knowledge economy. We’re at the heart of a region with one of the largest science and technology clusters in the UK, and economy out-performing the UK’s growth by 25%. Our rich culture of innovation stretches from antibiotic research to cancer drug development and from luxury car manufacturing to cutting edge financial technology.

Cheshire East is home to successful multinational companies such as Bentley, Waters Corporation, AstraZeneca, Barclays, Recipharm and Royal London, as well as a buoyant range of small and medium size enterprises. Farming is at the heart of the Cheshire East economy, building on a rich agricultural tradition and we have a vibrant cultural and visitor economy. The borough is home to Jodrell Bank observatory, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the award winning, council-managed, Tatton Park.

We are responding to recent announcements relating to plans for HS2 and the impact this might have on our ambitious regeneration programme for Crewe, as well as the wider infrastructure programme to improve connectivity throughout the borough. We’re also ambitious in our plans to encourage more sustainable forms of travel.

Beyond our borders, we are working as part of the Cheshire and Warrington Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Commission to realise the ambition of becoming the most sustainable and inclusive subregion in the UK.