Proposed Chester Station Multi Storey Car Park ….

Posted on December 20th, 2010, by The Chairman

We received the following email on 8 December.


Cheshire West and Chester Council’s statement of community involvement encourages applicants to hold informal discussions with the Council, statutory consultees and neighbours before applying for planning permission. This is considered particularly important for larger schemes, and/or when a number of different parties could be affected.

Network Rail, on behalf of its client Arriva Trains Wales, is to construct a multi storey car park on land adjacent to Archway House and Hoole Bridge. The land, which is currently used for station parking, will be developed to a high standard and will provide 392 parking spaces, an increase of 270.

The current designs for the construction of a multi storey car park at Chester station are the result of a lengthy consultation period with Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains, colleagues from Cheshire West and Chester Council and their design consultants. As such the scheme has been prepared for wider consultation.

An outline of the development work along with sketches showing possible material finishes for the car park can be seen on the concourse at Chester Station on December 16th and 17th from 10am til 4pm. During this time members of the Network Rail project team and Arriva Trains Wales will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.


Some of us attended the exhibition of drawings on 16 December around 3pm. However, the promised project team members were not present and Arriva Trains Wales staff present were unable to provide any information.

The drawings are prespectives from a distance away. The building looks huge relative to the adjacent listed buildings.

Let us know if you know more.

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  1. The Chairman Says:

    As you may have heard Chester West & Chester Council have turned down this planning application.

    I hear there a rumours circulating about whether the old recent burnt-out goods depot could be sensitively converted into a multi-storey car park similar to what has been done with the Great Northern goods warehouse adjacent to Manchester Central.

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