Chester Liberal Democrats are disgusted that the Council has sought and gained approval from the Secretary of state to demolish rather than save the Enterprise centre, which was the original warehouse yards for the railway station. This over turns a previous planning application that was rejected by a committee of its own councillors! How very democratic, when you don’t get your way, go round it.
Mark Williams, local campaigner says “The Councils plan only seems to be to flatten it and use it as a car park until such time as they can sell it off. I do admit that Hoole needs a car park to alleviate shoppers and commuters parking in side roads but could we not have of had some vision and foresight to save the building as part of a development project working with network rail to build a two storey car park and a new footbridge? It will be a sad day when it’s demolished and yet another lost opportunity for Hoole residents to get a new footbridge!”