One City Plan
Chester’s One City Plan:
Vibrant History, Dynamic Future
The One City Plan is a 15 year strategy to guide the future economic regeneration of Chester, which seeks to co-ordinate and drive a programme of public and private investment and development activity into Chester city centre.
The plan defines the overarching vision and direction of travel for the city, under which all projects should sit. Importantly, it is driven by prioritisation, implementation and delivery.
The plan informed the Cheshire West & Chester Local Development Framework, the statutory planning document for the city.
This is a hugely exciting opportunity to define the ambition of the City Centre and to shape its future – drawing together initiatives, projects and ideas into its own single ‘One City Plan’.
Chester Growth Partnership is the guardian of the One City Plan, with responsibility for overseeing its progress, influencing delivery and ensuring the strategic direction of the plan is on track.
- Chester One City Plan 2012 – 2027 (PDF, 8.1MB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 4.29MB)
- Appendix 1 The City of Now (PDF, 8.2MB)
- Appendix 2 Summary of Consultation (PDF, 2MB)
- Appendix 2 Supplementary Information (PDF, 218KB)
- Appendix 3 Manifesto for Contemporary Design (PDF, 1.7MB)
- Appendix 4 Delivery Framework (PDF, 657KB)
The final version of the One City Plan was developed over 18 months and was shared with the local community as part of a wide consultation process. A city plan belonging to everyone in Chester.
The One City Plan is used by Chester Growth Partnership, Cheshire West and Chester Council and partners to guide the City’s development. It will be reviewed and amended to reflect changes and influences – to make sure that it remains a ‘living document’ which evolves with the city.