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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.