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CW&C council and Public Sector Plc to regenerate vacant gateway land

CW&C council and Public Sector Plc to regenerate vacant gateway land

The regeneration of Winsford continues with the proposed redevelopment of vacant land in a prime location and gateway into the town centre. Redundant land in a prominent gateway location on the junction of the A54 and New Road overlooking the River Weaver has been left empty for decades.

That could change after the Council and its partner Public Sector Plc entered into an agreement with the Lane End Group to transform the 2.7 acre site.

The proposal is to build two drive-thru restaurants and modern residential accommodation available for affordable rent or shared ownership.  It will have a promenade overlooking the waterfront and offer much improved access along the river and connect other routes around the town.

Paul Brown, Public Sector Plc, Director, said “Working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council we’re helping to regenerate land which has been vacant for many years to deliver socio-economic benefits for the community.”

Richard Harrison, Lane End Group Managing Director, said “This is a really exciting development in an area we know well. Lane End is already active in Winsford through our 215-unit development on Rilshaw Lane and we have built up strong links with the local community through our social enterprise, Lane End New Beginnings.

“We’re part of that community and for us to join forces with Public Sector Plc on this scheme would allow us to make a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the area, providing a new high-quality environment for much needed homes on brownfield land.”

The development is expected to be considered by planners in May 2019.


About Public Sector Plc

Public Sector Plc™ ( is a private company set up in 2007, which partners with local authorities to offer strategic asset management and unlock value within their property assets through a model called, Relational Partnering.  This is a model that, through the principles of in-sourcing, allows councils to access additional skills and expertise from the private sector.

To date, 22 local authorities across England have partnered with Public Sector Plc to unlock revenue, capital or wider benefits from their assets through Public Sector Plc’s capabilities; land promotion and regeneration, portfolio management, housing and social care.

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For further information on Public Sector Plc, please contact:

Mark Davis

Head of Marketing and Communications


t:  020 3758 8466 / 07515 852 462

For further information on Lane End Group, please contact:

Ian Cheveau

Head of Marketing and Communications


t:  01925 907920 / 0777 659 9093