A study has been carried out to identify some improvements to the centre of Cleveleys and your feedback is needed.
An initial town centre traffic study and parking study has been commissioned to look into the development of a more pedestrian and cycling friendly environment and to understand the existing demand within the town centre car parks.
A range of proposed projects have been outlined following the study and Wyre Council are asking for comments on the proposals until Sunday 1 October, with a public consultation event taking place at Cleveleys Bus Station on Wednesday 20 September.
Visit www.wyre.gov.uk/CleveleysProjects to read about the proposed plans and share your valuable feedback. You can also complete a printed form at Wyre Council’s Civic Centre.
For a more detailed overview of the proposed plans and projects, visit Cleveleys Bus Station on Wednesday 20 September between 10am and 2pm where you can share your feedback directly at the public consultation event.
The proposals are centred around Victoria Road West with a number of new pedestrian crossings proposed to facilitate safer pedestrian crossing as well making changes to take vehicles away from Victoria Road West.
The overarching aim of the proposals are to discourage vehicles using Victoria Road West as the main route through the town centre as well as improving the pedestrian and cycling environment.
In addition, a number of changes are proposed on Rough Lea Road, Slinger Road and Princess Road. The changes on Rough Lea Road and Slinger Road are to facilitate vehicle traffic that will be rerouting as a result of the proposed changes on Victoria Road West. Pedestrian crossings are also proposed to be delivered on Rough Lea Road to improve the connection from the Derby Road East and Derby Road West car parks to Cleveleys town centre.
Councillor Peter le Marinel, Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy and Economic Development for Wyre Council comments,
“We value our local residents’ and businesses feedback. It is really important to gain this insight to help ensure the projects we want to drive forward are aligned with everyone’s vision for the future. I would urge local people and local businesses to view the projects and have their say on the future vision for Cleveleys town centre.
“There are some really exciting proposals in the survey which I am sure people will want to comment on. Projects which will benefit local people, local businesses and visitors to the town including improved access from car park to high street, traffic management and road safety improvements to name a few.”
The study was funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and commissioned by Wyre Council in partnership with the Cleveleys Together Partnership Board and initial proposals were designed by transport and highways planners before being refined following feedback from Lancashire County Council and the Cleveleys Together Partnership Board.
Members of the board include representatives from the health care sector, Blackpool and The Fylde College, Regenda, Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone, local businesses, Care for Cleveleys and Blackpool Transport.
The board, supported by consultants from the renowned IBI Group have worked closely with local organisations to identify projects which will benefit local people and form the basis of bids for funding these projects.
The consultation is open for all residents to take part from Friday 1 September and must be completed by Sunday 1 October.