Report this comment
  • "Yes, I have seen plans for the riverfront. I do actively take interest in all development projects for the town. I do hope that by surrounding the failing town centre with supermarkets, that this will encourage footfall into the town, an assurance that has been given on many occasions, but having listened to a Radio 4 programme on this subject, in reality, the supermarkets take away business from the town centres.
    As it stands now, there is very little to draw people into the existing town centre. There will have to be a good shake up and a much greater diversity of independent traders before we can create the much-lacking vibrancy in our town centre,..........and the issue of the drains must be a fundamental starting point if we want to recreate the vibrant town that I moved to over 30 years ago."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.


  • Enter the above word in the box below

CPO made for Barons Quay land

Northwich Guardian: CPO made for Barons Quay land CPO made for Barons Quay land

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.

Local Businesses

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree