New images sharing the proposed vision for the future of Chorlton High Street have been shared.

A new plan for Chorlton’s district centre is being considered by the Council and local people and businesses have been encouraged to give their feedback.

The council says the draft Public Realm Plan will help guide investment in the area’s public spaces in the coming years, and forms part of a city-wide focus on local district centres to ensure they can benefit from emerging regeneration opportunities.

Several development opportunities in the neighbourhood will be brought forward in the years ahead – most immediately the new affordable older person’s housing at the former leisure centre site.

An improved public realm will also aim to benefit the local commercial, retail and food and drink offering, with initial plans drafted to be flexible to ensure it remains relevant as new opportunities arise.

Included in the proposals is an assessment of Chorlton’s existing public spaces and streets — how they are used now and how they could be improved.

Also included is the creation of a distinct district centre plan that will illustrate a range o possible projects that could be endorsed by the local community, and be used as the basis for future funding bids.

Finally, the plan proposes concept designs at three key locations: outside Chorlton Library, at Four Banks, and at High Lane Junction.

A public consultation is now live and will remain open until Tu 19 March. There will also be two in-person consultation events:

Thursday 7 March, 3–7pm at Chorlton Central Church

Saturday 9 March, 1–4pm at Oswald Road Primary School

Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 20 Feb 2024