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.

Chester loses out in UK City of Culture bid

Chester has failed to make the UK City of Culture 2017 shortlist, losing out to Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay, the Department for Culture Media & Sport said on Wednesday.

Chester updates One City Plan

Chester's bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 and plans for improved waterways will be among topics at the next One City Plan residents' drop-in session at the Town Hall.

Ryder enters landscape debate

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Stuart Ryder of Chester-based Ryder Landscape Consultants has been appointed to the Landscape Institute's technical committee to advise on forthcoming national policy.