Chestergate and Market Place

Consultation on the Draft Concept Designs for public realm enhancements on Chestergate, Market Place and in the pedestrian zone of Macclesfield Town Centre. 

In 2019 the council consulted local residents and businesses on their priorities for the town centre. This identified a strong desire to see the town centre environment enhanced and highlighted that the public view Chestergate and Market Place as priority locations for regeneration interventions. 

In response, the council has funded concept designs for public realm enhancements in this area. Some of the proposals impact on the wider pedestrian zone. Whilst the Council does not currently have identified funding for the delivery of these proposals, having agreed and costed designs is a necessary step in bidding for centralised funds. We would now like your comments on these draft concept designs before they are finalised. 

The consultation will run for six weeks until 5pm on 1 October 2021. The consultation will run for six weeks until 5pm on 1 October 2021.

The concept designs aim to achieve a number of key objectives:

  • to improve the look and feel of the area, to improve the experience of visiting and to better showcase the many distinctive heritage buildings and businesses in the area.
  • to increase pavement widths to improve the pedestrian experience and allow scope for businesses to have outdoor seating areas.
  • to introduce more greenery into the town centre
  • to improve the pedestrian route along Chestergate and across Churchill Way
  • to seek opportunities to reduce carbon emissions
  • to seek opportunities for showcasing Macclesfield’s creativity and distinctiveness 

This project follows work on the Castle Street public realm enhancement scheme in Macclesfield town centre that begun in April 2021.

In 2019 the Council consulted local residents and
businessesChestergate east smon their priorities for the town centre. This identified a strong desire to see the town centre environment enhanced and highlighted that the public view Chestergate and Market Place as priority locations for regeneration interventions.

In response, the Council has funded Concept Designs for public realm enhancements in this area. Whilst the Council does not currently have identified funding for the delivery of these public realm enhancements, having agreed and costed designs is a necessary step in bidding for centralised funds.

The concept designs aim to achieve a number of key objectives:

  • to improve the look and feel of the area, to improve the experience of visiting and to better showcase the many distinctive heritage buildings and businesses in the area.
  • to increase pavement widths to improve the pedestrian experience and allow scope for businesses to have outdoor seating areas.
  • to introduce more greenery into the town centre
  • to improve the pedestrian route along Chestergate and across Churchill Way
  • to seek opportunities to reduce carbon emissions
  • to seek opportunities for showcasing Macclesfield’s creativity and distinctiveness

This project follows work on the Castle Street public realm enhancement scheme in Macclesfield town centre that begun in April 2021.

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