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April 2022 - The Winsford Town Centre conversation has now closed

Thank you to everyone who continued the conversation with us about transforming Winsford Town Centre. The survey feedback you have given is really important.

Findings from both consultation stages can be found here:

A planning application for Phase 1 of the redevelopment was approved by the Council's Planning Committee on 5 April, with £9.98 million Future High Street Funding and £11.7 million of Council funding secured to fund the scheme. Phase 1 will take place between Summer 2022 and Spring 2024.

The new look town centre will offer:

  • New retail units
  • A garden centre
  • Restaurants
  • A national coffee chain outlet
  • Community Hub
  • A new town square and improvements to public spaces and car parks.

The changes will provide more leisure, hospitality and cultural opportunities for the people of Winsford and visitors, attract new private sector investment, create new jobs, improve local services and raise aspirations and perceptions of the town.

You can view the planning application on our online portal here, application number 21/05058/FUL.

The application was considered by the Council’s Planning Committee on 5 April. Anyone wishing to view a recording of the Planning Committee meeting should click here (please use Google Chrome where possible).


We want to hear from you how Cheshire West and Chester Council can transform Winsford Town Centre. By 2024, it will look very different. Now is the time to play your part in shaping our plans.

We bought back the shopping centre in 2018, because we wanted to improve the town centre. We have made some changes since, but we now have the funds to really transform it.

Your consultation responses in 2019 helped us attract £9.98 million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund. Supported by £11 million of Council funding, we can now afford to begin a process of revitalising Winsford for future generations.

The work starts now. In the Autumn, we will be submitting a planning application for the town centre, with construction due to start in Spring 2022. We would like to understand your views on our vision, so we can make sure these plans match your needs.

We want to hear the views of all residents and businesses.

Find out more:

Find out more on our further information page and take a look at the illustrations of the regeneration plans.

Get involved:

To get involved and share your views, simply select from the options below. You can pin ideas to our interactive map, fill in a survey, share photos to celebrate Winsford, or visit the Cine Window in the town centre.


The closing date for responses is Sunday 18 July.

April 2022 - The Winsford Town Centre conversation has now closed

Thank you to everyone who continued the conversation with us about transforming Winsford Town Centre. The survey feedback you have given is really important.

Findings from both consultation stages can be found here:

A planning application for Phase 1 of the redevelopment was approved by the Council's Planning Committee on 5 April, with £9.98 million Future High Street Funding and £11.7 million of Council funding secured to fund the scheme. Phase 1 will take place between Summer 2022 and Spring 2024.

The new look town centre will offer:

  • New retail units
  • A garden centre
  • Restaurants
  • A national coffee chain outlet
  • Community Hub
  • A new town square and improvements to public spaces and car parks.

The changes will provide more leisure, hospitality and cultural opportunities for the people of Winsford and visitors, attract new private sector investment, create new jobs, improve local services and raise aspirations and perceptions of the town.

You can view the planning application on our online portal here, application number 21/05058/FUL.

The application was considered by the Council’s Planning Committee on 5 April. Anyone wishing to view a recording of the Planning Committee meeting should click here (please use Google Chrome where possible).


We want to hear from you how Cheshire West and Chester Council can transform Winsford Town Centre. By 2024, it will look very different. Now is the time to play your part in shaping our plans.

We bought back the shopping centre in 2018, because we wanted to improve the town centre. We have made some changes since, but we now have the funds to really transform it.

Your consultation responses in 2019 helped us attract £9.98 million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund. Supported by £11 million of Council funding, we can now afford to begin a process of revitalising Winsford for future generations.

The work starts now. In the Autumn, we will be submitting a planning application for the town centre, with construction due to start in Spring 2022. We would like to understand your views on our vision, so we can make sure these plans match your needs.

We want to hear the views of all residents and businesses.

Find out more:

Find out more on our further information page and take a look at the illustrations of the regeneration plans.

Get involved:

To get involved and share your views, simply select from the options below. You can pin ideas to our interactive map, fill in a survey, share photos to celebrate Winsford, or visit the Cine Window in the town centre.


The closing date for responses is Sunday 18 July.

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Pin your views to our interactive map

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Whilst the whole town centre remains a priority, in the first phase we are in focussing on the masterplan boundary shown by a black line on the map.  However we would also welcome comments outside this area.

On the map you can pin comments relating to the following proposals:

  • Retail (marked in red) - new, modern, high quality retail spaces to benefit existing businesses and attract new shops, cafes and restaurants to the town centre 
  • Town square and events/activities (marked in blue) - to provide a flexible space where people can meet and events/activities can take place to encourage people to visit the town
  • Public space improvements (marked in green) - including landscaping, tree planting, footpaths and pedestrian crossings, seating, lighting and public art installations
  • Winsford Social Hub (marked in yellow) - to provide a flexible, multi-use space for a range of commercial, social, civic, cultural and arts activities
  • Library (labelled on map) - there may be an opportunity to relocate the library within the planned social hub to take advantage of the flexible space and provide more events/activities
  • Market (labelled on map) - there may be an opportunity to relocate the market to a more central location within the Social Hub and improve facilities 
  • Car park facilities (marked in purple) - improvements to car park layouts, surfaces, security measures, and the addition of electric vehicle charging points
  • Access improvements (marked in orange) - improvements to make travelling into and around the town centre easy and safe 
  • Other comments - can be pinned using the 'other opportunities' or 'other issues' pins

To help you understand the layout of our interactive map, you can view a more detailed site map of the regeneration plans here.

To share your views on our interactive map, simply:

  • Click on the map
  • Zoom in to locate where you want place your pin
  • Select the plus '+' symbol to add a pin
  • Select the pin your comment relates to
  • Drag and drop your pin onto the map
  • Add your comment and press submit

Please remember this is a public space, so please do not share any personal information about yourself or others in your comments.




 

The first phase of the Winsford Town Centre conversation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. There have been many comments and suggestions, which we are currently analysing. A report of the consultation findings will be published on this page in late August. The feedback you have given is really important and will be used to finalise the plans for the town centre ahead of a formal planning application later this year.