Westminster Park

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Westminster Park
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Westminster Park, namesake of the suburb
Westminster Park is located in Cheshire
Westminster Park
Westminster Park
Location within Cheshire
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHESTER
Postcode districtCH4
Dialling code01244
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°10′37″N 2°54′29″W / 53.177°N 2.908°W / 53.177; -2.908Coordinates: 53°10′37″N 2°54′29″W / 53.177°N 2.908°W / 53.177; -2.908

Westminster Park is both a suburb to the west of Chester in England, and a large park the area takes its name after.[1] Chester residents do not consider the area as a part of the Lache (an adjacent suburb consisting largely of council housing) although the main route through Westminster Park is Lache Lane. In any case it can sometimes be difficult to tell where one suburb ends and another begins.


Golf course in Westminster Park

The park was awarded Green Flag status, meaning it is safe, welcoming and well maintained. It contains a nine-hole golf course, municipal and private tennis courts, bowling greens, a cricket pitch, football pitches, a croquet pitch and a children's play area.[2]


Parade of shops in Westminster Park (2005)

There is a shopping complex in Westminster Park. Some of the shops are a Co-op, a delicatessen, hairdresser, beauty salon, a Chinese takeaway, fish and chip shop, a pharmacy, a greengrocer, and a florist.

Westminster Park has a gymnasium nearby which is part of The Nuffield group.[3] The sports complex is next to the Chester Tennis Club and The Nuffield Hospital on the Wrexham Road.

Just to the south is Chester Business Park, a large, out-of-town office complex for, among others, MBNA and M&S Money.[4]

The residents association website can be found at www.wp-ra.org.uk.

The website for the park at Westminster Park is www.westminsterpark.org.uk.

Westminster Park also has its own amateur weather station which can be found at www.chesterweather.org.uk.

Kings Moat development[edit]

Kings Moat development in June 2021.

In January 2019, a new 1,300 home site was approved to the south of Westminster Park, to be built by Redrow and Taylor Wimpey over a period of 14 years.[5] The site will contain a shopping centre with a supermarket, restaurant and pub, as well as a nursery, outdoor play area and primary school with playing fields. The developers will pay £2 million to ensure that the nearby GP surgeries in Handbridge and the Lache are able to take the additional patients from the new estate.[6] 30% of the homes will be affordable.[7] Preparatory work started in August 2019 and housebuilding started in November 2019, ready for the first homes to be completed in early 2021.[8][9][10]


Local Government[edit]

Westminster Park forms part of the Cheshire West and Chester council area.

British Parliament[edit]

Westminster Park is in the City of Chester parliamentary constituency and is represented by Chris Matheson, who has held the seat since 2015.


  1. ^ https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/all-about/westminster-park
  2. ^ https://www.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2445/1/Westminster_Park.html
  3. ^ https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/gyms/chester
  4. ^ https://chesterbusinesspark.com/
  5. ^ https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/green-light-for-1300-chester-homes/
  6. ^ "Chester: Huge Wrexham Road homes plan recommended for approval".
  7. ^ "Wrexham Road housing plan APPROVED – as it happened".
  8. ^ "Chester sees start of 500+ new homes development".
  9. ^ "Redrow starts work on Chester houses as part of massive 1,270-homes scheme".
  10. ^ "Construction resumes on Chester's Wrexham Road housing scheme".