Congleton public realm consultation
We are asking for your views on plans to change Congleton town centre.
You can view the plans:
- at Congleton library until 4th June
- at Congleton annual town meeting 7:00pm on Thursday 28th April
- at Congleton Town Hall 16:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday 4th May
- at the Exhibition Trailer in Congleton Town Centre 10:00 – 16:00 on Saturday 7 May and Tuesday 10 May
- at a stand in The Bridestone Centre near Argos at the Congleton Food and Drink Festival on 12th June.
Use the links below to see how the scheme could look:
You can take part in our consultation survey for six weeks from the 25 April 2016.
Proposed changes to Congleton Town Centre
The proposed £1m investment will deliver junction enhancements and an improved local environment. The existing footways through Bridge Street would be integrated into the scheme and linked to the rest of the town centre.
Features of the scheme are:
- keeping the kerbs at both junctions
- keeping the pedestrian crossing on Market St
- wider footways at Swan Bank Junction
- new footway paving through Bridge St and at Market St / High St Junction
- decorative feature paving
- decorative road surfacing at Swan Bank and Market St / High St Junctions
- decorative lighting features
- improved levels of lighting
- replacement street furniture
- removing the existing flower beds
- new ‘Green’ planting
- removing surplus or redundant street furniture
- WiFi Zone option
- Options available (PDF, 8.0MB)
Background to the scheme
As the third largest town in Cheshire East, Congleton is key to the economic prosperity of the Borough. A planned 38% increase in housing provision demonstrates that Congleton is a place where people wish to live and plans are now needed to enhance the town centre as a place to visit and shop.
In 2011 the Town Council produced and consulted on their Public Realm Strategy. This proposed scheme is the first phase to be considered and seeks to conform with the principles of the local strategy. The scheme is supported through the developing regeneration plan, including planned new LifeStyle Centre and provides a complementary link with the adjacent Bridestones development.
The public realm enhancement aims to maximise the opportunities to grow Congletons’ economy by stimulating the physical and economic regeneration of the town centre’s retail core.