Westminster Park Residents Association

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June 28, 2017
by Jennifer Crew
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Plans for Wrexham Road Development submitted

The first of four planning applications to build 1400 houses on the Wrexham Road site have been submitted to CWAC.  Another three more applications are expected in the coming weeks.

This first application contains two parts: Part A which requests full planning permission to build 509 dwellings to the south of the site, and Part B which concerns outline planning permission for the associated infrastructure including shops, a health centre, pub, and nursery.  These plans contain a vast amount of information, in 47 separate documents, which will take a long time to download and read.

The other applications are likely to be a similar size.

It is important that these applications are carefully scrutinised to ensure that the new development is built to the highest possible standards and that it does not have a negative impact on surrounding areas.

You can find details of the applications on the CWAC website at: https://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/

Search for reference: 17/02453/OUT.

We already have a subcommittee which will be examining the plans, but in light of the amount of content to be studied would welcome some assistance.  If you have any knowledge and/or expertise in planning matters, construction, drainage, traffic management, environment, education and healthcare provision or any other aspect of land development, we would like to hear from you.  Please ring Jennifer Crew on 01244 680364 or Brian Westcott on 01244 675431.

Jennifer Crew

Brian Westcott

April 17, 2017
by Dave Craggs
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PICTURE QUIZ AND CURRY EVENING

WESTMINSTER PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE SATURDAY 22ND   APRIL 7.30pm. FOR 8.00pm START.

Come and join us and test your knowledge for this fun interactive evening.  Tables will be set for 6 people so bring along a team or just come on your own and join in with others.  Each table will have a different board with pictures/places to identify, these will then be rotated round the room. There will be a prize for the winning table.

Supper will be a choice of either chicken or vegetable curry with rice and naan bread or for those who would prefer, a pasta dish with salad will be on offer. This to be followed by delicious desserts

Our quiz evenings are always very popular and places are limited. Tickets are available priced £7 from ‘al dente’ or from any Committee member (see WP News for contact list).

We look forward to seeing many of you joining us.

Sandra Magilton, (01244 677373)

WPRA Committee Member

April 12, 2017
by Dave Craggs
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Annual General Meeting

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF WESTMINSTER PARK RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 

AGM TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 2017 AT 8PM IN WESTMINSTER PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE 

The above AGM is to be held to report on the Association’s activities in the past year and elect Committee Officers and members.

April 7, 2017
by Dave Craggs
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Travellers in Westminster Park

I am sorry to report another unauthorised encampment by travellers in Westminster Park yesterday evening, 7 April, this time comprising three vehicles and two caravans which are parked in front of the café block. The council and police were informed straightaway and they are now dealing with the matter. As trespass is a civil rather than a criminal issue, the council will be seeking court authorisation for eviction as soon as possible.

Coming only nine months after the previous incident, renewed questions are already being asked by local residents and park users as to whether more permanent protective measures are appropriate such as access barriers or a  permanent injunction.

David Guyton

Chairman

Friends of Westminster Park

March 30, 2017
by Dave Craggs
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Council Planning Committee Meeting 4 April 2017 – Wrexham Road Housing Development

Dear Resident

Further to the consultation about this development held at the Lache Community Centre in October, you may be interested to know that the development brief prepared by Paycause is now being put before the Planning Committee for approval.  The meeting of the Planning Committee will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017  in Room G1, HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP

Item 11 on the Agenda is the Wrexham Road (Chester) Strategic Allocation – Development Brief for Land at Wrexham Road, Chester.  Here is a link to the Agenda and documents to be considered:

http://cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=827&MId=4944

This is a public meeting and any resident may attend.  If you do intend to go, we would be interested to know.  Please could you contact me by phone on 01244 675431 (If large numbers are expected, we will alert the Council.)

Alternatively, the meeting will be webcast live and can be watched at http://www.cheshirewestandchester.public-i.tv/core/

Brian Westcott,

Westminster Park Residents’ Association

March 24, 2017
by Dave Craggs
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Gardening Club

Wednesday, 29 March at 8 pm. Spring Talk.

Plant propagation

Our speaker is Andy Lambie, lecturer in Horticulture at Ness Gardens.

Community Centre. Tickets: £3 at the door.

Bar, light refreshments, plant and seed swap. All WP residents welcome.