AN EXHIBITION detailing ambitious £3.5m plans for Grosvenor Park is to be put on view for public consultation next week.

Plans to return Chester park back to its original landscape and include community involvement will be displayed at Chester library from June 9-11.

Proposals include investment in the infrastructure and buildings as well as events and activities to appeal to all sections of the community.

Executive member for culture and recreation, Cllr Stuart Parker, said: “Grosvenor Park means a great deal to the local community and is enjoyed by more than 260,000 visitors each year.

“The aim of this project will be to restore and develop the historic park, a gift to the city of Chester from Richard Grosvenor, the Second Marquis of Westminster, so that it continues to be an important and attractive place for future generations to visit.

“The original landscape of the park was designed by Edward Kemp and architect John Douglas designed the Park Lodge – a building which will be restored as part of the project.”

Grosvenor Park made it through the first stage of bidding for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) cash for the detailed £3.5m restoration project.

The authority was awarded £94,300 HLF development funding to progress plans and a detailed submission will be made in the autumn. This will include a bid for £2.26m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. If successful, the council would responsible for raising the remainder.

Council staff and the consultant’s design team will be on hand to discuss the proposals at Chester library on the Thursday between 5pm and 7pm and on Friday and Saturday between 12pm and 3pm.

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