Next phase of Chester Northgate project lined up

The latest stage of the £300m Chester Northgate regeneration scheme is set to move forward.

Last month, Cheshire West and Chester Council received confirmation that the formal orders required to purchase the land and change the road layouts of the area had been approved by government.

The vision for the next 12 months of progress is now being lined up to go before cabinet and council over the coming weeks.

It is hoped that work on the £60m first phase, which will include a relocated market, six-screen cinema, restaurants, a public square and car parking, will begin by the end of next year. Work to design future phases will continue.

Cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure Brian Clarke said: “We have a clear vision for Chester Northgate that will support a lively leisure and culture offer in the city, as outlined in the One City Plan. It will support local retailers and Storyhouse and also provide much needed jobs, car parking, housing and office space in the heart of Chester.

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