Against officer recommendation, Cheshire West & Chester’s planning committee has refused proposals for a major redevelopment of Chester Racecourse arguing the scheme would be “overly dominant and incongruous in its setting”.
Cheshire West & Chester Council has invited public views on the first phase of the long-running Northgate project with a fresh planning application expected for part of the city centre site in the coming months.
Cheshire West & Chester Council has confirmed the appointment of AHR as its lead architect for the £60m first phase of Chester Northgate, while landscape architect Planit-IE, planner GVA How, and civil engineer Curtins have also joined the consultant team.
Cheshire West & Chester chief executive Andrew Lewis has promised the vision for the £60m first phase of Chester Northgate will not be presented "on a take-it-or-leave-it basis" once a fresh consultation on the scheme launches next month.
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