Council seeks views on new Station Square

Artist's impression of Station Square, Rochdale

Rochdale council is seeking views on plans to transform the area between the railway station and the town centre.

The council has sought funding to create a new Station Square that could feature pick-up and drop-off points for vehicles and new trees and other enhancements.

In addition, lighting will be improved to give a sense of the area being a special place to be enjoyed.

At the same time the design will be respectful to the heritage of the area and of the local community.

One of the main aims is to make it easier for people to move around the area, including those walking and cycling, so that the connections between the station and the town centre are improved.

Consultation open days are being held at the Fireground, the fire service museum in Maclure Road, on Thursday 28 July and Tuesday 2 August, 10am to 5pm.

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “The plans we have to create a new Station Square demonstrate the desire we have to continue to develop Rochdale into a welcoming place to work and live.

“The square will transform the area and open it up to give a new sense of pride in the area while also making it functional for all.

“Residents views are welcomed on this project as we want to make it inclusive as possible.”

If you are unable to attend either of the open days, views can be given online via https://bit.ly/squareconsult.

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