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    Sue Statham wrote:
    Daniel18
    I hope you get what you wish for. Of course you should be able to go to the cinema and eat in nice restaurants, but this does not alter the fact that Northwich will be a "clone" town.
    As you say, the reason that all the development in the surrounding villages is going ahead is that CWAC Council has not got a Development Plan in place. I just wonder how many more "urban villages" CWAC Council can squeeze into the environs of our town?
    and finally,
    it's all well and good for CWAC Council to spend millions of pounds on the town, but I do hope that a sum of money, enough to sort out the disgusting sewage smell in Witton Street, has been included in the "budget". What an absolute disgrace if the "Northwich Vision" was totally ruined by the malodorous " Northwich Smell".
    Sue, have you looked at the plans for the riverfront? I have. There are few other towns able to make use of the river frontage in the way Northwich can. We have two rivers and they're both going to be opened up. The setting of the new Waitrose store and the marina looks pretty good to me. It doesn't seem to me that this is going to be a 'clone town'. One more example; we have avoided an 'Arndale centre' type development so our town doesn't lose character that way, either."
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CPO made for Barons Quay land

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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