Chester’s Planning Disgraces

clip_image002Chester Liberal Democrats are dismayed at some of the recent decision making by the Planning Committee that local councillors sit on, vote and make decisions on your behalf.

Further to the recent reports that the proposed new ‘Super Surgery’ NHS centre on Delamere Street has now received planning permission, has anyone else considered what appears to be yet another poor quality design of building to blight our fair ‘heritage’ city?

The developers, Watkin Jones must be delighted that they have achieved a hat trick of ugly buildings all within a few hundred metres of one another; the ‘Super Surgery’, the Fountains Travelodge, and the ‘Ladders’ apartments, next to the Ship Inn.

One can only assume a member of their staff won a bet that he/she could get not one; not two but three cheap and nasty designs along major routes into the city.

Mark A Williams, Chester Liberal Democrat campaigner in Hoole & Newton says,

“Liverpool has three magnificent buildings on its waterfront known everywhere as the "Three Graces". Sadly Chester will soon be known for the ‘Three Disgraces’”.

Mark has written to the local papers in hoping that it will highlight the issue further.