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  • "Sorry, what was the comment from Councillor Manley?
    Did he say "transform Northwich into one of the North West's busiest market towns" or was it "transform Northwich into one of the North West's busiest supermarket towns"?
    What is Cheshire West and Chester Council doing to Northwich and its surrounding villages? They've handed us to the developers on a plate, and haven't listened to a word we have said. I do hope this widespread anger at the way local residents views have been listened to and then totally ignored will manifest itself at the next Cheshire West and Chester Council elections.
    Sue Statham
    Resident of Wincham,......the one in the Domesday Book that is, not the recently created Wincham Urban Village !!"
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CPO made for Barons Quay land

CPO made for Barons Quay land

CPO made for Barons Quay land

First published in News

A COMPULSORY purchase order (CPO) has been made for land needed in to regenerate Northwich town centre.

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) has issued the official notice of the CPO for the remaining land needed to develop Barons Quay.

CWAC already owns 93 per cent of the land required for the scheme and the CPO is to secure the remainder.

Clr Herbert Manley, executive member for growth and innovation, said: “The CPO is the next step in delivering this hugely important scheme which will create 1,500 jobs and transform Northwich into one of the North West’s busiest market towns by 2016.”

The closing date for objections to the CPO is February 7.

If any objections are received the Secretary of State may appoint an inspector to chair a public inquiry, which would take place later this year.

CWAC has approved the £80m riverside development which is designed to enhance and increase footfall to the existing town centre with pedestrian links to Witton Street, Market Square and the new Memorial Court leisure complex.

In addition to a cinema and an Asda superstore, Barons Quay is set to include cafes, restaurants, shops, new homes and hundreds of car parking spaces.

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