Macclesfield town centre regeneration

Crowd looking at the Ian Curtis street art mural in Macclesfield

Macclesfield town centre, like others across the country, is facing challenges as so many people turn to online services and retailing and out-of-town shopping destinations. We recognise that town centres need to adapt to remain vital and viable. We are committed to the revitalisation of Macclesfield town centre in a way that captures its heritage, creativity and innovation. The future success of the town centre depends on stakeholders such as the Town Council, the local business community and local residents working together support the town centre. 

Research shows that having a common vision and plan is key. In 2019 with input from stakeholders we developed a Strategic Regeneration Framework to guide the future regeneration of the town. Together we set out a clear vision, objectives and spatial framework for all those interested in investing in and supporting the future of the town.

The Macclesfield Town Centre  regeneration framework sets a vision for a ‘town that celebrates its quirkiness’, identifies seven ‘character areas’, suggesting 3 of these as priorities, and nine strategic objectives for the town centre as a whole.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a collaborative cross sector working group was set up focused on developing a short term recovery plan for the town centre, complementary to the longer term Strategic Regeneration Framework, and progressing initiatives to support the town centre to recover from the pandemic.

View the Macclesfield Town Centre Recovery Plan developed by the Macclesfield Town Centre Recovery Working Group.

Read the Regeneration Service privacy notice.


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Page last reviewed: 29 March 2022