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Have your say on Kidderminster town centre future
DESIGNS for how key areas of Kidderminster town centre, including streets and spaces, will look in the future have been drawn up.
Residents are being asked for their views on ideas being developed so far for areas around the town hall, Bull Ring, Worcester Street and the route from the town centre to railway stations on Comberton Hill.
As part of the ReWyre regeneration initiative, Wyre Forest District Council is working with urban design consultancy IBI Taylor Young to develop a public realm design framework (PRDF) which will provide a strategy for the town’s future.
Designs provide aesthetic improvements and suggest how the places function day to day.
They look at how movement around the town can be improved and explore how those areas can be better designed to serve a variety of purposes.
Independent councillor Helen Dyke, district council member champion for town centres, said: “We want to create a safe and attractive environment where people want to spend their time and enjoy being in the town centre.
“This work is another positive step towards the regeneration of Kidderminster and I would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation and view the exciting plans being developed.”
The consultation on the draft designs will be launched at tonight’s state of the area debate being held at Wyre Forest House in Finepoint Way from 5pm until 8pm.
There will also be a public exhibition at the Rowland Hill Shopping Centre tomorrow from 10am until 4pm and in the Swan Centre on Saturday from 10am until 2pm.