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  • "Sue,
    I can tell you that I am a Northwich resident and I am eagerly awaiting the Baron's Quay (Northwich Vision) development.
    I look forward to the day when I can walk down to Northwich Town centre and watch a film a the cinema & have a meal in a restaurant - rather than doing what I currently do and driver to Ellesmere Port or The Trafford Centre.
    Baron's Quay is nothing like Halton Lea Shopping Centre. For a start Asda and the Cinema aren't even in Halton Lea Shopping centre! Just because Asda is going to occupy the unit and there will be a cinema does not suddenly turn Northwich into Runcorn - Just because you don't like the look of the new development doesn't mean that the rest of Northwich feels the same as you. Baron’s Quay is costing over £80m and with the other developments that have taken place in Northwich CWaC will have spent over £100m on our town – so how on earth can you say that all of our money is being spent on Chester???
    Quoman & Onered,
    The developments in Davenham, Moulton & Harford are all thanks to Mr David Cameron & his good friend Eric Pickles - along with everyone who voted Tory at the last election. CWaC have had their hands tied by their decision to rip up the Green Belt and allow developers to build wherever they want.
    Jack Hay,
    Finally someone who talks some sense! I agree with you 100%, Weaver Square has got nothing to do with CWaC. It is owned by a private company who have gone bust. The reason for the centre’s demise is due to the fact that all of the units with in the centre are too small for the retailers who are looking to come to Northwich.
    It’s good to see that developments are actually happening in Northwich, for the last 10 years we’ve just been given plans and nothing has actually happened – finally residents can see that money is actually being spent on the Town.
    PS. I vote Labour in the last local Government Elections"
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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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