Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester (CW&C) covers an area of 350 square miles and has a population of 329,500 with the number of residents aged over 65 years to increase by over 50% by 2029.

It holds a complex mixture of risks, with a significant transport network comprising motorway, mainline railway and the shipping canal all over flown by the approach to three airports. There are major chemical, oil and nuclear risks as well as international manufacturing companies servicing the car industry. Chester has become a banking capital for the north of England and the city is a significant national heritage site. The retail centre at Ellesmere Port (Cheshire Oaks) and Chester Zoo are both national attractions, with thousands of visitors each year.

CW&C also has several Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and this conflict between industry and nature means our pre-planning for responding to incidents has to take into account the impact on the environment.

Flooding is a major risk to our communities with the Sealand Estuary, Dee Valley, Elton, Ince marshes, Weaver Valley and areas around Northwich all built on flood plains.

Key Statistics from the Cheshire West and Chester area between 2013 and 2016

Key Statistics from the Cheshire West and Chester area between 2013 and 2016, such as Primary Fires, Deliberate Primary Fires, Accidental Dwelling fires, Fires in Non Domestic Properties per 1,000 non domestic properties and HSAs completed to High Risk Households.

2015/2016*

  • Primary Fires per 100,000 pop - 94.0

  • Deliberate Primary Fires per 10,000 pop - 12.4

  • Accidental Dwelling fires per 10,000 dwellings - 7.4

  • Fires in Non Domestic Properties per 1,000 non domestic properties - 3.5

  • HSAs completed to High Risk Households - 7,989

*Projected as at 28th February 2016

2014/2015

  • Primary Fires per 100,000 pop - 101.6

  • Deliberate Primary Fires per 10,000 pop - 12.2

  • Accidental Dwelling fires per 10,000 dwellings - 9.0

  • Fires in Non Domestic Properties per 1,000 non domestic properties - 5.2

  • HSAs completed to High Risk Households - 8,023

2013/2014

  • Primary Fires per 100,000 pop - 103.8

  • Deliberate Primary Fires per 10,000 pop - 14.9

  • Accidental Dwelling fires per 10,000 dwellings - 8.5

  • Fires in Non Domestic Properties per 1,000 non domestic properties - 4.3

  • HSAs completed to High Risk Households - 8,217

Unitary Performance Area Plan

Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Performance Area Plan 2018-19 (new window, PDF 701KB)

Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Performance Area Plan 2017-18  (new window, PDF 625KB)

Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Performance Area Plan 2016-17 (new window, PDF 733KB)

Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Performance Area Plan 2014-15 (new window, PDF 587KB)

Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Performance Area Plan 2013-14 (new window, PDF 631KB)

Stations in Cheshire West and Chester

Frodsham

Ellesmere Port

Chester

Tarporley

Malpas

Northwich

Winsford