Fiona O’Brien, Principal Towns Project Manager, was welcomed to the meeting and a video was presented which had been compiled by Sheffield University students. The presentation suggested a number of areas of improvement within the town centre. These included improving way-finding, traffic management, and increasing the offer at the Town Hall/Paramount and also within the Market Barn.
Members were supportive of plans, and in discussion wheelchair accessibility, access to parking, and increased signage were also mentioned. It was noted further development work would commence shortly; this would include feasibility work and further development of plans by architects.
It was noted that approval would shortly be sought for a scheme to improve shop fronts as part of the Principal Towns Programme and that the High Street may also be able to benefit from this.
(i) That the plans developed so far be supported;
(ii) That the Principal Towns Project Manager be thanked for their presentation.