Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Plans for Hexham Town Centre

I have visited the display of the plans for Hexham town centre in the Queen's Hall.

Local people have been giving their views towards the new plans for the Hexham High Street Heritage Action Zone Scheme, which is part of £95 million to secure long lasting developments and help breathe new life into highstreets for the communities and businesses that use them. 

The streetscape scheme focuses on improvements to the visual appearance of the streets and pavements, and to pedestrian and road safety in the areas of Priestpopple, Cattle Market and Battle Hill. 

The proposals have been developed by landscape architects Southern Green, who has worked alongside Northumberland County Council officers to review the existing high street.  

This investment is extremely welcome in Hexham and I look forward to seeing the results of the consultation.