CWAC launches interchange consultation

Cheshire West & Chester Council is asking for the public's views on facilities to be included within the new bus interchange proposed for Gorse Stacks.

The feedback will help to shape the detailed plans in advance of a formal planning application due to be submitted later this year.

The council said that results from an initial consultation earlier this year had helped to inform the current plans.

Meetings are planned with local residents, businesses and disability access groups over the coming weeks.

Plans for the bus interchange are part of the Chester Transport package, which received £13.5m in local growth funding earlier this month.

Mott Macdonald advised the council as transport consultant, and architect Austin Smith Lord designed the concept scheme.

Cllr Lynda Jones, executive member for growth and innovation, said: "We are committed to consulting with the public about the proposals for the new interchange which will provide much improved facilities for bus users in Chester.

"The new interchange will also free up the current bus station site to enable the Northgate Scheme to go ahead, helping to modernise Chester's retail and cultural heart, create new jobs and secure a more prosperous future."

Consultation responses must be received by October 9.

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