Tarvin Lock Cottage The Holkham Chester Cheshire CH3 5NE:  Replacement of existing wooden gate posts and gate with brick piers and wrought iron gates

Comments: The Civic Trust objects to the design of the new gate as it is not in keeping with the rural and historic character of the original design and detrimental to the value of the listed building.

The Old Trooper Whitchurch Road Christleton Chester Cheshire CH3 6AE

Proposal: -Change of use of ground floor restaurant to a coffee shop with drive-through facility, the reconfiguration of the first floor to create 1 apartment and use of roof space to create 2 new apartments, partial demolition of rear and erection of a two storey extension, external alterations, access/vehicular circulation alterations, car park, amenity space for residents, external terrace for coffee shop customers, bin store and landscaping works

Reasons for comment: – Contrary to highway safety
– Residential amenity
Comments: The Civic Trust objects to this application for the following reasons:
– The living space of the first floor flat is considered inadequate.
-Access to the amenity space for the residents is unsatisfactory, cut off by traffic queuing for the drive through facility.
– Access for pedestrians is unsatisfactory as too much space and priority is given to car access.
-Traffic queuing at busy times may create congestion on the public highway

Removal of 2 Lime Trees, 1 Bailey Bridge Close Chester Cheshire CH2 2RH

The Civic Trust objects to the felling of these trees as they make an important contribution to the street scene and their removal would have a negative visual impact. Insufficient evidence has been provided to prove alleged damage to the property.

Request to fell 1 Horse Chestnut Tree, 27 Dicksons Drive Chester Cheshire CH2 2BN

Reasons for comment: – Residential amenity
Comments: The Civic Trust objects as there should be more information on the condition of the tree. Currently there is insufficient evidence to support felling.

With the Northgate development construction well underway, Cheshire West and Chester Council are seeking suggestions for the naming of the new square and arcade. The development will feature an arcade leading from Northgate St. into a new square at the centre of the scheme, which will also include a new market hall, six-screen cinema, restaurants, cafes and a new multi-storey car park. A new flythrough of the development is also available to illustrate how the square and arcade will look at www.chesternorthgate.com, then submit your names at: www.chesternorthgate.com/naming before 16th July. A short-list of names will then be put to a final public vote later in the summer.

Cllr Gittins video: https://youtu.be/AY8-roBEO3U