A PLANNING scheme to transform a town centre has been submitted to the borough council.
The application for the extensive redevelopment of Neston comprises a new town square, Sainsbury’s supermarket, 14 residential units, community facility units and new decked car parking.
The scheme has already generated much debate locally and, given its importance, the council is making the plans available to view at Neston Town Hall, Neston Library and the Civic Way council offices in Ellesmere Port throughout the consultation period.
Council officers will be on hand to answer questions and help explain the plans at the Blackwell Building portable cabin at the rear of Neston Town Hall between 11am-2pm Tuesday-Friday, March 11-14.
Borough planning policy and projects manager Mike Worden said: “We feel it is important to have a planning officer available to help people during the consultation period. Some of the documentation is complex and may need further explanation.”
Developers of the scheme, CTP Ltd, have also arranged a series of roadshows in the town.
These will be at the Blackwell Building on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March 10, 12 and 14; Little Neston Methodist Church Hall, Mellock Lane on Tuesday, March 11; and Neston Cricket Club, Station Road, Parkgate on Thursday, March 13, all between 3-7.30pm.
All comments on the planning application must be received in writing.
There is a dedicated link to the application and a comments form on the council website at www.epnbc.gov.uk
Or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0151 356 6685, fax 0151 356 6689, or write to: Planning Department, Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE, quoting the planning reference P/2008/118 on all letters/comments.
The consultation period ends on Friday, April 14.
The council hopes there will be a final decision by the end of May.