Chester Characterisation Study

​The study is intended to guide development in Chester city centre and to be used as a material consideration in the development planning process. It will also provide a key piece of evidence for the preparation of the Core Strategy by informing the policy context and enabling a greater understanding of the existing character of Chester and the capacity to which each character area can accommodate development and future change.

Recommendations are made within the report as to how conservation policy can be improved, how the character of each of the study areas can be enhanced and the form of new development that would be most appropriate. The study will also serve as a development management tool and will provide information to help architects and designers.

Latest documents

Type Title Size
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Area Wide Summary 2.9 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Bibliography 389.6 KB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Executive Summary 2.5 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - Bridgegate 2.8 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - Central Area 4.8 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - Foregate Street 3.2 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - Gorse Stacks 3.0 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - Monastic Lands 2.7 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - St John's 3.4 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - The Castle 2.9 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Inner Area - The Old Port 3.0 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Introduction 1.4 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Methodology 2.6 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Ash Grove 1.7 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Boughton Approach 3.3 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Boughton Hall 2.0 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Canal Corridor 3.5 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Curzon Park 3.4 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Handbridge 3.0 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Hoole Road 3.8 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Liverpool Road 3.5 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Queen's Park 2.9 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Riverside 5.0 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - Station Gateway 3.4 MB
PDF Chester Characterisation Study Outer Area - The Roodee 2.7 MB