Residents of Ellesmere Port are being asked to help shape the plans for the town centre.
A public consultation started this week and will continue until the end of November.
A Town centre masterplan is now being shared via drop in sessions around the town and a fixed display in the library.
Cllr Brian Clarke, CWAC cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, said: “I hope that as many people as possible will find time to look at the plans, talk with our consultants and share their thoughts and suggestions.
“Our regeneration plans include a new Shared Services Hub located on the site of the existing bus station. It is envisaged that several health services will be based in the former TJ Hughes next to the bus station.
“The bus stops would be moved to Civic Way, and the Civic Way Council office would bLcome vacant, providing further redevelopment opportunities.”
Cheshire West and Chester Council has secured £8m from the Local Growth Fund to finance the delivery of the Shared Services Hub.
Chris Farrow, chairman of the Ellesmere Port Development Board commented: “Since 2010, the Board has seen over £400 million investment in new manufacturing.
“Cheshire Oaks now employs over 2,000 mostly local people, hundreds of new homes are now built every year.”
Chris added: “Now we have a fantastic opportunity to renew the town centre for the 21st century.”
Planning consultants Allies & Morrison have identified four themes to focus in which will strengthen the town centre:
- the day time economy
- transport and environmental quality
- culture and evening economy
- housing and community
The public consultation is based around these four themes, with a permanent display in the library, accessible during normal opening times.
The consultants will also lead four staffed events:
1) Trinity Methodist Church, Tuesday 6th November (10am – 2pm)
2) Indoor Market, Friday 9th November (10am – 2pm)
3) Port Arcades Shopping Centre, Thursday 15th November (10am – 3pm)
4) Ellesmere Port Library, Thursday 15th November (4-7pm)
For more details about the masterplan, you can visit: ellesmereportdevelopment.co.uk