Aiming to force high street funding debate

A decision to exclude Biddulph from a potential bid for up to £25m in high street funding could be forced to go to a debate after councillors said they would sign a call-in.
It follows a decision by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to submit an expression of interest in a bid for Cheadle only, meaning it would be the sole Moorlands town to receive funding if a bid was successful.
However, the authority may be forced to reconsider that decision after several Biddulph district councillors said they would be calling it in.

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