Plans to regenerate Crawley’s Queens Square will be debated by the council’s planning committee today (Monday August 3).
The £3m project is set to transform the area and includes removing the sunken area, new paving, landscaping, street furniture and lighting, as well as a new water feature.
Planning permission was granted to relocate the bandstand to the Memorial Gardens in July despite opposition from some councillors, while the second application covers the rest of the changes.
It will be debated by Crawley Borough Council’s Development Control Committee at the Town Hall at 7.30pm and is recommended for approval by planning officers.
According to the council’s website, work is expected to start in early 2016, while the anticipated completion date is autumn 2016.
The officers’ report reads: “Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council are seeking a long term and high quality design solution to regenerate Queens Square and to create a step change in the townscape quality of the square in order to encourage new investment in retail, leisure and other town centre uses to enhance the vitality and viability of the town centre.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.crawleyobserver.co.uk
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/crawleyobserver
3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.