Consultation opens next week
Consultation on plans to regenerate Catterick town centre opens next week.
The proposals – which will form part of a submission to the national Levelling Up Fund by Richmondshire District Council - include the re-development of land around Shute Road and improving connectivity. It will help to drive further investment into the area and the wider town centre for both the military and civilian communities.
Local people are being urged to take part in an online questionnaire – as well as to visit exhibitions and drop in events over the next few weeks.
Richmondshire District Council is working with North Yorkshire County Council and the Ministry of Defence to expand on opportunities identified in the Richmondshire Local Plan to provide extra retail and commercial development as well as community facilities, general communal space and improved pedestrian access.
A jointly funded town centre study carried out by the North Yorkshire and York Local Enterprise Partnership, the District Council and the MOD highlighted the following priorities as a basis for the town centre:
- improving the physical environment of the town centre by introducing a new town community square
- landscaping improvements
- improving access through an eco-friendly infrastructure which would include new and upgraded pedestrian and cycle links
“These are very exciting plans for Catterick – and for an expanded and better connected town centre. The proposals would open up access to Shute Road, create a new civic square and community building which leads into improved par and green spaces,” said Richmondshire District Council Leader, Councillor Angie Dale.
“The new buildings would aim to provide food and drink establishments with additional space for community use and rented office space. We hope that people will have their say on the plans and attend the events so we can understand the priorities from the local community.”
Cllr Carl Les, Leader of North Yorkshire County Council, added: “We are pleased to see the continued commitment to investing in Catterick. The proposals set out aim to benefit everyone living and working in communities around the garrison, as well as the service personnel and their families stationed at Catterick. I encourage everyone in the area to see the proposals for themselves and have their say in shaping the town’s future by taking part in this consultation.”
From Monday 30 May information on the proposals will be on display at Catterick Library along with full details on our website. From 30 May you can also complete the consultation online.
There will also be drop-in events where council officers will be on hand to answer questions:
- Thursday 9 June at Catterick Community Library, from 2pm-6pm
- Friday 10 June at Colburn Village Hall, from 9am-12 noon
The consultation closes on 19 June.