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

The latest edition of the Northgate Newsletter is now available here, with updates on the start of the tunnelling for the new surface water drain, the latest archaeology, and trader recruitment for the new market.

For the latest aerial video of the site click here.

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‎Read the civic voice response to PDR proposals

Numerous attempts to build houses in the Sealand Basin have been rejected by the local council on the grounds that the land is part of the flood plain of the River Dee. The Civic Trust has consistently objected to planning applications for any further development in the area on the grounds that further building will increase the flood risk to hoMes and businesses in the surrounding area.

Yet the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has granted outline planning approval for 142 houses off Sealand Road on land that was used as playing fields by the former Chester College

The recent heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding that has closed the Deva Link, turned the Meadows into a lake and left local residents with waterlogged gardens and flooded cellars. The Civic Trust has questioned whether the flood protection scheme that is proposed by the developers will be adequate to protect existing homes and businesses from further damage from flooding.


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The Future of Dee HouseDee House and Amphitheatre Working Group findings and recommendations report published.

Dee House The Future – Findings and Recommendations FINAL