Catterick Garrison development scheme
A £20 million scheme to create a new Catterick Garrison town centre is to be put forward for central government's ‘levelling up’ cash.
It is the largest scale project proposed within the district with the aim of developing a new pedestrian friendly layout around the Shute Road area. This will see a range of shops, restaurants and cafes, community spaces and employment opportunities.
It is part of a scheme to create a town centre to serve the largest military garrison in the country. It will tie in with other major development planned for the Garrison such as the new integrated care campus and new service family living accommodation.
Members of Richmondshire District Council’s Corporate Board last night (October 12) selected the scheme to go forward as the authority’s bid into the ‘levelling up fund’.
“Richmondshire has lagged behind other areas in not getting this type of investment before so we are very excited to be putting forward this scheme,” said council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.
“We hope the plans will knit the community together giving it a community space as well as shops and leisure facilities. Giving Catterick Garrison the infrastructure it needs for the garrison community as well as wider Richmondshire.
“The levelling up fund gives local authorities the chance to bid for up to £20 million for one scheme. Richmondshire is well placed to get a bid approved as it is classed as a category one area in terms of the selection critieria.”
She said that as the project is drawn up there will be engagement with the local community to discuss the plans and to understand local opinions on the options being explored.
Members of Corporate Board also supported the redevelopment of the Reeth Garage and petrol station with a £25,000 allocation from the Council's economic growth funds.