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Appeal on Planning Application 20/01885/ADV: digital advert display at Hoole Bridge

Chester Civic Trust submitted strong objections to an application for a large digital display alongside Hoole Bridge. The local authority refused permission however we have now been advised by CWAC that the applicant has lodged an appeal against the refusal of the application: Site Address: Land Adjacent Chester Delivery Office, Station Road, Chester Description of […]

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Comments on Application 20/02587/PDO: 1 Heritage Court Lower Bridge Street Chester CH1 1RD

Proposal: Change of use from offices to residential (10 1-bed and 2 2-bed apartments) Civic Trust Comments: The Chester Civic Trust recognises that this is permitted development and the LA has no power to refuse on grounds of acceptable living space of the apartments. However it is obvious that the proposed apartments are too small […]

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Comments on Application 20/02260/ADB:Inked Up Chester 21 Eastgate Row North Eastgate Street Chester CH1 1LQ

Proposal: Display an A-Board directly below the studio on ground level, outside The Carphone Warehouse civic Trust Comments:  The Civic Trust objects to this application because: It would introduce unnecessary clutter in the street scene and be a hazard for pedestrians to negotiate particularly for those with limited mobility or sight. It would be detrimental […]

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Comments on Application 20/02388/LBC: 15, 17 and 19 Newgate Street Chester CH1 1DE

Proposed: The extension to and conversion of former offices to create 19 residential apartments (including demolition to the rear and alterations to the southern boundary Civic Trust Objections:  The Chester Civic Trust does not consider that the revised application addresses the problems with the development of the previous application and therefore objects to the application […]

Report of the New Works Committee: July 2020

Since the last Executive the New Works Committee has successfully continued to deal with business on-line. We have submitted objections to applications concerning:- Storage facilities on Sealand Road: lack of landscaping on prominent site. proposed replacement housing adjacent to Sainsbury’s roundabout: fear of future backland development causing traffic issues Trafford Street student accommodation: proposed change of […]

Heritage Open Days 2020: cancellation

We are very sad to announce that Heritage Open Days cannot take place in Cheshire West and Chester this year, because of the constraints caused by the Covid19 pandemic.   This would be the 26th year of HODs and Chester Civic Trust and Chester West and Chester have been involved from the start in this national […]


‘A’ board. Watergate Street: 20/00877

The Civic Trust objects to this application for the following reasons: The proposed ‘A ‘ board would cause an obstruction on the pavement for pedestrians in this location and in particular could be a hazard for people with disabilities. The board would also be an unattractive distraction from the historic and architectural character of the […]