Next stage of town centre regeneration gets green light

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Exciting proposals to extend Queens Square regeneration work along Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate have been approved.

Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed to the design concept at its meeting last night (Wednesday 22nd March).

The council and West Sussex County Council will continue the high-quality improvements underway in Queens Square along these main connector streets.

Design objectives for the £2.2m scheme, which marks the second phase of regeneration, include:

  • A design that is cohesive with Queens Square
  • Improved connectivity with Memorial Gardens and Queensway
  • A flat, accessible and attractive space
  • Attractive lighting for safety and aesthetics
  • Seating
  • Cycle racks
  • More litter bins
  • Disabled parking bays
  • Better vehicular access into Parkside Car Park.

Set to begin in the first half of 2018, subject to planning permission, improvements to the 5,500 square metre area are hoped to act as a further catalyst for wider regeneration and investment. Final designs will be submitted to planning later this year following consultation.

A public consultation was held in February and March to find out how residents and visitors use the space and what they thought of the proposals. Comments received will be taken forward to the final stage of design development. The full consultation report is available at www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/queensway

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “Improvements to Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate will complement Queens Square, transform the area and help give us a town centre to be proud of.

“Our Town Centre Regeneration Plan is moving forward at a great pace and these improvements, along key connector streets, will mark phase two and the continued improvement of our public spaces.”

For more information on regeneration in the town visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk


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