New Street is split into two distinct halves: New Street North and New Street South.
New Street South will be leafy and green, with pleasant spots to stop and enjoy the fresh air. Long views to the open countryside will be respected from the street and a comfortable evening space, with cafes and communal areas for local residents living in new housing in the area.
As the heart of the shopping area, New Street North needs to be an attractive space for visitors. Our plans for this area are to enhance the public area with garden streets where people can relax and events can take place.
New Street North
We want to downgrade the road at Market Place so it's easier for pedestrians to use. This will be done alongside a refresh of the already pedestrianised areas here, including Cloth Hall Street and King Street. We intend to reduce street clutter and improve the road and pavement surfaces and planting. This will help support occasional markets and events, and improve the route to New Street South.
New Street South
This part of the town centre could become a pleasant residential community. This has already started to happen, with the conversion of the Co-operative building, 103 New Street into accommodation underway. The adjoining Wilko's building could be developed in a similar way.