Have your say on the future of Hinckley town centre’s public spaces

Published Friday, 14 June 2019

LOCAL residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the way Hinckley town centre’s streets and spaces could look in the future.

A consultation will be launched next week (21 June) on a new masterplan, setting out some ideas for potential improvements to Hinckley town centre’s public spaces.

Some of these ideas include:

  • Creating a pedestrian loop to be called the ‘Hinckley Hoop’ with links that connect the town centre’s key attractions.
  • Improvements to streets and spaces at Argent’s Mead, Lower Bond Street and King Street, Regent Street, the entrance to the railway station and between Castle Street and the new Aldi supermarket development
  • Future improvements to Castle Street, Station Road and main roads including the Rugby Road/Trinity Lane and Stockwell Head/Holliers Walk corridors
  • Enhanced pedestrian signage to help people find their way around the town centre

The latest ideas have been drawn up by a team led by David Lock Associates who have worked closely with the Borough Council to consider some of the ways to improve the appearance of Hinckley town centre’s public areas in the future.

Members of the public who live, work or visit the town centre have four weeks to take a look at the latest ideas and give their views.

There will be a display of the ideas at Britannia Centre from 10am until 4pm on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. The display will include information about the masterplan and staff will be on hand to answer questions. The masterplan and online consultation will also be available to view online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/hinckleytowncentre from Friday 21 June.

The deadline for responses is Friday 19 July. Questionnaires are available which can be completed and submitted online, at the exhibition, or returned to the Borough Council’s offices at the Hinckley Hub.

Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Councillor Stuart Bray, said:

It is important to emphasise at this stage these are ideas and not formal plans. Once complete, the masterplan will provide a vision for the future and one that can be used by the council, our partners and developers to guide future planning applications for the benefit of everyone who uses the town centre. We need your views to help us to do that so tell us what you do like, what you don’t like and be part of this important process.