THE infilling of Northwich’s abandoned salt mines is proving to be a firm foundation for the Northwich Vision regeneration plans.
Now that the land stabilisation project is complete, more retailers and developers are aiming to be part of the Northwich Vision project.
Cllr Herbert Manley, lead councillor for area working and regeneration, said: “Whilst it is difficult to go into details during the negotiation stages, I would like to assure people that Northwich Vision is progressing very nicely.”
He added: “Many people are making the Vision hugely successful and, most importantly, sustainable.”
The plans include the introduction of a national department store, cinema and cultural centre.
The masterplan has also been designed with a view to keeping strong pedestrian links to Witton Street and takes into account the desire of residents to retain Northwich’s market town character, and keep its unique architecture.
The planned regeneration scheme is expected to attract up to £200m of private sector investment at Baron’s Quay and a further £100m in the wider area. The site will create up to 300 new homes and 2,000 jobs.