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Station Street Regeneration Project

East Staffordshire Borough Council has approved plans for capital investment to be made on a major project designed to future-proof and enhance Burton Town Centre, with the regeneration of the pedestrianised area of Station Street being approved at the extra-ordinary Full Council meeting held on Monday 16th September 2019.

The development of plans for the regeneration of the pedestrianised area of Station Street has been in progress since January 2018 in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Amey Plc, Fira Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. The plans were first presented to the public in August 2018 and have now been approved for progression for delivery in 2020.

Cllr George Allen Deputy Leader for Regeneration and Planning Policy said: “During 2019, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council have continued to work collaboratively to fine tune the plans to allow this project to progress, and I am pleased that my colleagues at ESBC have approved to fund the project. The work will be carried out by Amey Plc under the management of Staffordshire County Council and, to avoid any disruption to businesses in the run up to Christmas, it is proposed that the work will begin in early 2020. I will be personally making contact with the businesses and residents of Station Street to explain the implementation process for the scheduled works”.

Cllr Duncan Goodfellow, Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “Since its inception in 2017, the Burton upon Trent Regeneration Programme has focussed on improving the appeal of Burton to residents, visitors and businesses. A number of Council projects have already been completed and the Station Street project will continue this good work.

“Together with partners, we are committed to supporting the growth of the local economy and improving the town for future generations to enjoy. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively and delivering these fantastic projects as they are something Burton deserves and has needed for a long time”.

Town Centre Projects

Phase 1a of the programme is made up of defined projects that are currently in the early stages of development. Each of these projects will be managed by the relevant Council team and portfolio holder at both ESBC and SCC and will be completed as per the existing in-house project management methodology and line management approach. The individual projects include:

  • Improvements to Andressey Passage, in terms of safety and security
  • The improvement of areas of the Memorial, Remembrance and Abbott’s Gardens and the greening of town centre.
  • Improvements to current, and the commissioning of new, public works of art
  • Improvements to the Washlands to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.
  • Improvements to the interior and exterior of Burton’s Railway Station
  • Changes to the traffic flow of Coopers Square Car Park to help reduce the backlog of traffic onto Union Street.
  • Changes to the timing of the traffic lights on Union Street (outside the entrance to the Cooper’s Square and Sainsbury’s Car Parks) to improve traffic flow and further reduce congestion.
  • Manor Croft – Reviewing the layout, number of parking bays, signage and length of stay.
  • New Street – Considering the implementation of a Permanent Traffic Regulation Order.
Burton Town CentreWashlandsBurton Railway StationMarket Place and Memorial GardensAndressey PassageStation Street
  • Washlands

    The project looks at making improvements to the Washlands in order to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.

Burton Railway Station

This project will involve working with partners to bring about improvements to Burton Railway Station and will run parallel to the forthcoming forecourt improvement works.

Memorial Gardens

This project looks at how the town centre could be more ‘green’ through the introduction of more grassed areas, floral displays and all year hanging baskets.

The purpose is to improve the appeal of the town and better link together some of the key areas, such as Station Street, Market Place and the Washlands.

Andressey Passage

This project focuses on areas of the town centre which are to be assessed in terms of any safety or security issues they may present.

Station Street

The project will consider how Station Street could be more aesthetically appealing and interesting for residents and shoppers.

Making improvements to the Washlands in order to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.

This project involves working with partners to bring about aesthetically pleasing improvements to Burton Train Station.

East Staffordshire Borough Council holds an aspiration to improve the public realm of the pedestrianised section of Station Street in Burton upon Trent.

The Burton upon Trent Regeneration Strategy has been created in partnership between East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council.

Railway Station Forecourt, Borough Road, Burton upon Trent