Plans for city regeneration go on display

Residents are being asked to have their say on plans which will completely transform the centre of Stoke-on-Trent over the next 15 years.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is holding a six week consultation from Tuesday 12 October on the City Centre and Etruria Road Corridor Area Action Plan.

The plan, which pulls together all of the city’s regeneration projects, will be on display in the City Central Library, Bethesda Street, until 22 November.

There will also be a series of staffed exhibitions throughout the period to give people the opportunity to ask questions. The plans will be on the city council website (www.stoke.gov.uk/ldf) from Friday, 8 October.

“Over the next few years the people of Stoke-on-Trent can expect to see some big changes in their city. These plans help to highlight the work that is being done and we are keen to get people’s views. It is vitally important that the people of Stoke-on-Trent make their views known so that we can help shape the future of our city together.”

The plan aims to create:

*New public open spaces and distinctive gateway buildings

*A lively night-time economy with a city centre cinema and a better range of restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues

*A second retail centre

*A new bus station on the existing John Street surface car park

*A high speed bus link between Stoke-on-Trent railway station and the city centre

*Better transport links with the completion of the Potteries Way extension

*Four city centre hotels

*A minimum of 500 homes

Staff will be available at the following exhibitions to answer any questions:

Tuesday 12th October ““ 9.30 ““ 5pm ““ City Central Library Foyer

Thursday 14th October – 1 – 6pm – Victoria Hall Foyer

Saturday 16th October – 9 ““ 6pm – Potteries Shopping Centre

Monday 18th October – 9 – 2pm Victoria Hall Foyer

During the consultation period documents will be available to view in all city council libraries and at the Civic Centre in Stoke.