Launch of East Staffordshire Town Centre Regeneration Programme

East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council are pleased to announce the launch of the East Staffordshire Town Centre Regeneration Programme.

The Programme will be delivered by the Councils in partnership with other organisations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, and will focus on Burton town centre. There will be two distinct project groups as part of this Programme.

The Street Scene Group, which will be led by East Staffordshire Borough Council, will focus on making improvements to the appeal and offer of the town centre.

Councillor Julia Jessel, East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Deputy Leader of Planning and Neighbourhoods, and Chair of the Programme Board, said: “We are committed as a partnership of local authorities and businesses to improve the town centre. We want to make it more attractive, bringing in more people and encouraging inward investment.”

The Highways Group, which will be led by Staffordshire County Council, plans to make improvements to the transportation links of the town centre.

Councillor Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, and lead Councillor on the Programme Board, said: “We are looking forward to working with the borough council and others to make Burton attractive to shoppers and businesses in the medium and long term.”

A key partner to the East Staffordshire Town Centre Regeneration Programme is the Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Plant, Director at Burton & District Chamber of Commerce, who sits on the Programme Board as an independent business representative added: “This is a very exciting project for the whole of Burton. The Steering Group will be consulting extensively with local residents, businesses and other key stakeholders to arrive at a long term plan that will shape the future of the town. Everyone involved is committed to identifying a blueprint for Burton that underpins its sustained and successful renewal.”

2017-02-23 00:00:00