Crawley council debates Queens Square plan today

The chosen design for Queens Square SUS-150603-163915001
The chosen design for Queens Square SUS-150603-163915001

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.”

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