Chester Racecourse £100m redevelopment unveiled

Plans for a £100m redevelopment of Chester Racecourse have been revealed.

The scheme will see a new grandstand, 1,000-seat conference venue and car park built, alongside an extension to an existing hotel on the site.

Chester Race Company’s Chris Clayton said the course was “cut off” from the city by a road scheme in the 1960s and the plans would “reconnect” it.

Chester claims to be the oldest course in England and the city first saw horse racing in the early 16th Century.

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