Westminster Park residents are delighted that Cheshire West and Chester Council have announced their own independent consultation into the development of 1300 houses on Wrexham Road in Chester.
“It is great to see that our views on this huge development are being sought and we urge all residents and business leaders in Chester and Wrexham to look at the plans and put forward their opinions to the developers and the Council,” commented Pauline Brown, chair of the Westminster Park Residents’ Association.
“We have organised a public meeting at 8pm next Wednesday 26 October to be held at Westminster Park Community Centre to get our own feedback on the plans and give local people the opportunity to put forward their aspirations for this estate,” she continued.
“Taylor Wimpey and Redrow have extended their own consultation deadline to Wednesday 2 November which gives more time for people to examine the plans in detail and consider what they believe to be priorities in this new development.
“Obviously traffic will be top of the agenda, but there are also implications for primary education and health care provision too.
“This land is home to Great Crested Newts, barn owls and bats and many residents will be keen to know how these are going to be handled.
“Added to that, there is a listed mediaeval moated site and possible Roman remains – no doubt people will want to know that the developers will be dealing sensitively with these issues,” she said.
People wishing to comment on the developers’ plans can go to their website www.wrexhamroadchester.co.uk for details of how to send in their views.
Those wishing to take part in the Council’s consultation can go on their website: consult.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/portal/other/wrexhamrd_devbrief or email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post comments to: Planning Policy Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE.