A VILLAGE square surrounded by shops, trees and apartments is set to transform a dilapidated concrete retail centre.

Castlefields shops and community centre are to be bulldozed to make way for a modern development.

Additions to a compulsory purchase order to knock down the buildings were added to a bulky legal document by Halton's executive board last week.

Investigations have revealed that more owners and tenants need to be notified, the council's legal team has advised.

Costs will be met by English Partnerships.