CarltonNews

Have your say on Carlton Square regeneration plans

Residents and local businesses are being given a say on how thousands of pounds of regeneration funding should be spent on Carlton Square.

Gedling Borough Council are working with the owners of the shopping precinct to give it a much-needed facelift.

New paving, lighting, street furniture and parking are being planned as part of redevelopments in a bid to create a much more attractive shopping environment.

Now retailers, shoppers and residents are being asked to take part in a survey to voice their opinions on new plans published this week.

A spokesman for Gedling Borough Council said: “As part of our promise to improve our local town centres, we are working with the owners of the Carlton Square shopping precinct to see how the centre can be revitalised. We need the views of retailers, shoppers and residents to help shape our proposals and our initial consultation will run until March 19.

PICTURED: Proposed improvements for Carlton Square

“Waypoint, the company that manages Carlton Square (on behalf of BNP Paribas), are talking with us about how we can improve their shopping centre and the parking areas which are owned by the council. Plans include upgraded paving, lighting, seating and making changes to the parking and servicing layouts to create a more attractive shopping environment.

“There are also plans to improve the main entrances to the centre and tackle unattractive and blank building fronts. We have already purchased and demolished a building within the parking area so the improvements can begin.”

The cost of the scheme is anticipated to be funded by Waypoint, Gedling Borough Council and be supported by grant funding, subject to an application to the D2N2 N2 Town Centre Fund.

READ MORE:  'Hands off Gedling': Labour increase majority and keep control of Gedling Borough Council in show of defiance against 'super council' plans in local election

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr John Clarke said he hoped the facelift would revitalise the shopping precinct.

He said: “This is great news for the residents of Carlton and it’s something which will be very beneficial to the borough. It’s really going to improve the square and give it a much needed lift. We’re working with the owners to turn this into an exciting business hub that will attract shoppers and retailers.”

Chris Moulden from Waypoint Asset Management said: “We’re pleased to be working with Gedling Borough Council to bring forward real improvements to Carlton Square Shopping Centre.”

You can see the proposed plans and take part in the survey here

Tags

4 Comments

  1. Where will the residents of the new flats, currently under transformation from the old council offices, be allocated parking space?

  2. Include something for children. Can you find room for a tiny play area perhaps? Do something fun, anyway.

    Electric vehicle charging point.

    Plants. Plants. Plants. More plants.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button
Close
Close