Residents may be aware that Chester Zoo has lodged two planning applications for the conversion of the old and listed stable block to a facility for weddings and large events.
I have ' called in' this application to be decided by committee. There are considerable concerns about the changes to, use of, the building, the impact on neighbours and the animals.
Last evening I met with residents neighbouring the Zoo and we will be talking with the planning case officer and we hope the Zoo will arrange a public consultation meeting. So far the Zoo has not contacted residents who are most likely to be affected.
Comments on the application, reference numbers 21/04555/FUL and 21/04556/LBC, can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council by January 14.
Cllr Jill Houlbrook