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Lache (sometimes The Lache) is a housing estate in the city of Chester, in Cheshire, United Kingdom, with a population of around 10,000. It is located approximately 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the ancient city, with good local transport links en route to Saltney. The main streets are Cliveden Road, which runs through the centre of the estate, and Sycamore Drive. The area runs almost continuously into Westminster Park and Saltney.

Sycamore Drive, Lache.JPG
Lache is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population5,760 (2011 Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ385645
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHESTER
Postcode districtCH4
Dialling code01244
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°10′27″N 2°55′18″W / 53.174038°N 2.921545°W / 53.174038; -2.921545Coordinates: 53°10′27″N 2°55′18″W / 53.174038°N 2.921545°W / 53.174038; -2.921545



Lache has two churches: St Mark's (Church of England) on St. Marks Road, and St. Clare's (Roman Catholic) on Downsfield Road. There are a number of shops including a butcher, an off-licence, a hairdresser, a bakery, a Chinese restaurant, a grocer and a newsagent. There are two schools: Lache Primary School and St Clare's Catholic Primary, with a sports facility in between the two schools. There are also several playgroups, a local branch library, a large community centre and hall, and a youth club.

Lache is the home of Chester's own community radio station, Flipside Radio, which was set up in 2007 and broadcasts twice annually.

A new railway station has been proposed for Lache.


Local governmentEdit

Lache forms part of the Cheshire West and Chester council area.

British ParliamentEdit

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


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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