Posted: Mon 22nd Feb 2021

New Chapter Court plans lodged as long awaited town centre regeneration development progresses for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 22nd, 2021

A new chapter could soon begin in Wrexham town centre after ambitious plans to create a new retail and leisure facility have progressed further.

The ‘Chapter Court’ scheme proposes the redevelopment of the block of shops in the Argyle Street, Queens Square, Queens Street and Hope Street area.

Described by the applicants as a “micro retail and micro food court”, the development aims to “attract national high street retailers back to the original end of town and attract smaller, more independent local businesses.”

It is hoped the space will also become home to the the “‘go-to’ places to eat and drink and with the development of the court yard that can host year round events will offer customers a new, cultural shopping and leisure experience giving them a reason for return visits.”

Chapter Court development will be in the buildings on the right

Chapter Court development will be in the buildings on the right

Previously plans had been formed up during 2019, with a formal submission taking place in 2020 which was approved by Council Officers on a delegated decision

The new documents submitted in the last few weeks to Wrexham Council reveal plans for eight smaller units facing Rhosddu Road, Queen Street and Holt Street, and will see a change of use of the 485.42 square meter area covered by the application to a mixed, A1 shops and A3 Restaurants and cafe, use.

The inside space will also house ‘stalls / vans’ area.

The submission also contains a view of how the area could look:

Back in 2020 the applicants for the development said: “From its inception a consistent theme throughout the Chapter Court project has been that it must serve the needs and meet the aspirations of the people of the town as part of the wider masterplan for the regeneration of the town centre.

“It is Wrexham’s Council’s belief, together with that of its consultant team, that the proposals contained in the application and explained in this Planning, Design and Access Statement provide an exciting vision for the redevelopment of the town centre, derived through a robust and inclusive process.

“The proposals will make a positive contribution to the town centre and help to bring a new level of vibrancy and activity to the town.”

Plans could be considered by councillors, or officers, at a future date.

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