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Chester Racecourse £100m masterplan refused

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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”.

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Racecourse overhaul set for go-ahead

Chester Race Company is closing in on a start date for its £100m redevelopment, with three planning applications set for approval.

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Chester Northgate consultation gets under way

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Charlie Schouten

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.

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More consultants join Chester Northgate team

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Charlie Schouten

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.

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CWAC boss promises ‘debate’ over Northgate designs

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Charlie Schouten

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.

Louise Kilbride Capital

NW in 2019 | Co-locating is king

With Brexit looming in 2019, organisations are expecting even tougher competition for well-qualified talent, writes Louise Kilbride of Capital & Centric. Could co-location of businesses and universities be the answer?

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Warehouse consent seals Staycold move

Pochin’s has received planning approval from Flintshire County Council to build a 33,500 sq ft unit at Hawarden Business Park, to house commercial refrigeration supplier Staycold.

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Deal clears way for Aldi’s Chester expansion

Chester-based District Estates has let a former G4S cash handling facility on Bumpers Lane to Aldi in a deal that will enable the expansion of the retailer’s adjacent store.

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Chester Racecourse set for double boost

Two hospitality projects at Chester Racecourse which would see the construction of rooftop terraces, trackside canopies, and a glass-fronted restaurant facing Horse Walk have been proposed.