A multi-element regeneration programme improving the town centre benefitting the public and businesses alike.
The Town Centre Regeneration project is supporting several changes being made to revitalise the centre of Clay Cross.
The proposed masterplan covers four key elements:
- Transport and connections improvements (subject to an upcoming consultation) - proposals include providing enhanced parking and access from the A61, improving traffic flow through the town, re-opening Bridge Street from Harris Way and the pedestrianisation of Market Street from Bridge Street to High Street
- Skills and Enterprise zone – renovating the clock tower building (Adult Education Centre) into a hub for learning and business engagement, which also includes a proposal to bring the library into the town centre.
- Clay Cross Community/Social area – preserving, restoring and enhancing heritage buildings in the centre of the town, focused on restoring the annex of the clock tower building and creating a new leisure space fronting onto the proposed new town square area.
- Broadleys site – forming a new town square as the heart between other elements of the Town Deal, providing flexible accommodation for start-up businesses in pop-up enterprise units and providing a space for community activities.
Work is well under way on this project, pending the business case approval from central government which is expected by the end of March 2023.
As delivery of the project progresses, updates will continue to be rolled out. You can sign up to the North East Derbyshire District Council’s Clay Cross Town Deal email alert service to keep up to date with all the latest news.