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Holmes Chapel

 HC PictureHolmes Chapel is a parish within the Dane Valley ward of Cheshire East.  It has a twelve member parish council with two Labour representatives - Margaret and Steve Ranger



Margaret Ranger

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I moved from Crewe to Holmes Chapel in 1980 and spent a busy decade involved with family life, full time work as a nurse and counsellor, as well as being a governor of a local primary school. Married to Steve, with two grown up children and one granddaughter all of whom have attended Holmes Chapel Primary School and Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

My main concerns for the village are:

  1. The existing traffic problems, especially concerning juggernauts travelling through the centre at dangerous speeds.
  2. The acute shortage of affordable housing for first time buyers.
  3. Support for local businesses.
  4. Provisions of facilities for young people including fit and proper maintenance of existing ones.


Steve Ranger.

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Although born in London I moved to the North West to go to Manchester University and have been here ever since. I have lived in Holmes Chapel for thirty years with my wife Margaret. Our two children attended Holmes Chapel Primary School and Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and our granddaughter is now following in their footsteps.


I am a strong believer in local democracy and as a Parish Councillor I intend to ensure that the voices of local people are heard and that the village continues to be one of the best places for people of all ages to live

Holmes Chapel Issues

  • The Bigger Picture

    All change in the Village In the last newsletter we commented on the possibility of the opening of a major supermarket on the old Fisons' site and a planning application for Morreys that would see a branch of Sainsburys Local occupying a large part of an expanded shop. The Knutsford Guardian had also reported that Tesco had claimed to be opening a branch on the Williams site, although in the same article Stephen Williams denied this. A planning application for a significant expansion of the Williams store was subsequently submitted but has now been withdrawn. Thank you to the many residents who sent in their comments. These various development proposals being considered for Holmes Chapel, like Morreys...

  • The Future of Holmes Chapel

    Would you want a large supermarket in Holmes Chapel? Many people from Holmes Chapel travel to the supermarkets in nearby towns for their weekly shop. “Would you prefer there to be a supermarket in or near the village so that you could do your big shop locally? There are points both for and against such a plan. Certainly not having to travel to Sandbach, Congleton, Knutsford, Northwich or Crewe to do your shopping would save time and cut down on car journeys but it could also increase traffic coming into the village as people came to shop at a new store. A store located on the edge of the village might ease parking problems in the village, but...

  • Sanofi Aventis Development

    The plan to build over 200 houses on the former Sanofi Aventis site has been submitted for detailed planning permission. Building could well start this year and could last for up to five years. Some 30-35% of the new houses will be classified as affordable and available for social renting or shared ownership. Use the "Send us your comments" link on the left hand side of the screen to let us know what you think about this. What effect will it have on the village in terms of traffic, shopping, the Health Centre and schools?...

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