CWAC opts for pub over Roman amphitheatre

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Councillors have agreed a 150-year lease with pub chain Daniel Thwaites to redevelop Dee House and surrounding land in Chester city centre despite objections from residents who campaigned for excavation of the 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre beneath instead.

Hill Dickinson Developers’ Conference 2016 | 7 July

Register for this year's Hill Dickinson Developers' Conference at Chester Zoo to hear from guest speakers Guy Butler, director at Glenbrook, and Shaun Smyth, director of real estate at RBS and NatWest.

RSK urges firms to prepare for new environmental rules

Specialist land remediation and environmental science consultancy RSK Group is holding a series of briefings for property professionals ahead of the expected changes to ISO14001, the main environmental management system, due to be published later this month.

Delays to Chester Zoo Islands

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chester Zoo has announced that part of its £40m 12-acre Islands development will not be ready in time for the public opening on Monday 13 July.

Parkland created next to Chester hospital

Works at the Countess of Chester Country Park in Upton are now complete, with a network of safe walking routes around the 47-acre site now open for public use.

Peter Brett takes over Chester consultancy

Development and infrastructure consultancy Peter Brett Associates has agreed to acquire coastal, sewerage and flood risk specialist Martin Wright Associates.

Chester design debate draws crowd

More than 200 people attended a debate about the quality of architecture and design in Chester organised by Cheshire Society of Architects, in conjunction with Chester Civic Trust.

Chester Design Debate 2014

Is the quality of new development in Chester good enough? This will be the topic of debate at an event organised jointly by Cheshire Society of Architects and Chester Civic Trust.

Proposed park gains pathway funding

Simon Donohue

Funding has been secured for more than a mile of pathways within the proposed Countess of Chester Country Park.