Residents Urged To Have Their Say On The Future Of North Shelton
22 October 2009
Residents are being urged to have their say on how North Shelton can be developed.
Renew North Staffordshire is staging six exhibitions over during September and October to see how eight sites in the area can be regenerated in the future.
The sites are:
- Snowhill, including the Bell and Bear pub, adjacent terraced houses, and houses to the north of Coutts Street and Wood Terrace.
- Terraced properties in Raymond Street, Cooper Street and College Road.
- Norfolk Street.
- Pyenest Street and Shearer Street.
- The Elms restaurant, adjacent former college buildings and industrial premises.
- Victorian terraced housing in the Parkhouse Street neighborhood renewal area.
- Rectory Road sports and social club, adjacent frontages and garages on the corner of Argyl Street.
- Clough Street.
The sites have been identified following work in the area carried out by Renew. The sites are being included as part of an emerging masterplan being prepared by architects Hulme Upright which focuses on parts of North Shelton that would benefit from investment, regeneration and contribute to the wider improvement of the area. Residents will be asked if they think each of the sites should benefit from modest or complete change. The consultation follows on from previous talks with local people to find out what they like about the area and what they would like to see improved.
Four Consultation Events have already taken place with the final two days taking place at the following venues:
- The Ember Lounge, Staffordshire University Student Union, Friday 23 October, 11am – 3pm.
- St Marks Primary school, Monday 2 November, 3.15pm – 5.15pm.
Councillor Brian Ward, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I urge as many local people as possible to come along and have their say. It’s vitally important that residents continue to have an input into how their community can be developed. Residents’ views have shaped these plans up until now, and we want to ensure their views continue to be a major factor. Residents will be able to see exhibition boards and talk to officers to find out more about the plans. Feedback will be used to prepare site specific development briefs for a number of the areas which may then form the basis of an agreement as to how the properties and land in these areas can be improved or redeveloped.”
If you would like more information please contact Rebecca Frankenburg who is running these events 01782 717326