Town hall chiefs have approved a raft of major regeneration plans for Runcorn including an extra £2.3m of capital works funding. Halton Borough Council’s executive board gave the green light for a deal for Neptune Developments Ltd to clean up the derelict Crosville depot site and install a pub with restaurants, coffee shops and car parks aimed at attracting passing expressway and bridge traffic.
Also approved was a proposal to allow a planning application for homes to be built on a field on Picow Farm Road, and for a site on Murdishaw Avenue to be put up for sale to allow the construction of a food store, drive-through coffee shop and a family pub with restaurant.
Part of the aim of creating parking spaces on the Crosville site is to allow homes to be built on a section of the existing Brindley car park. It is anticipated that developments will boost the ‘dwell time’ spent by visitors in the area, particularly Brindley punters, and will enhance Runcorn’s image as a ‘destination’.