Crawley’s Queensway regeneration heads to its next stage

Plans to regenerate Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement, continuing the high quality improvements in Queens Square, have been submitted.

The proposals, which mark the second phase of town centre regeneration, run from the eastern edge of Queens Square along Queensway to the College Road junction, including part of the boundary to Memorial Gardens, and the length of The Pavement.

The plans, which would significantly improve the three main connector streets and it’s hoped would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration and investment, provide:

A cohesive design to echo the regeneration of Queens Square
Improved connectivity with Memorial Gardens and Queensway
An attractive and accessible public space
Improved lighting for better aesthetics and safety
Seating, cycle racks and more litter bins
Improved disabled parking bays
A potential venue for a future market.
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “Queens Square looks wonderful and it’s terrific to see so many people enjoying our improved public space.

“Now, as part of our continued commitment to Crawley regeneration, we are working with our partners WSCC to continue to improve the area by enhancing the main connector streets to the east, redeveloping them to make the town centre even more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.”

Continuing this, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure at West Sussex County Council, Councillor Bob Lanzer, said: “These are exciting plans which, if accepted, would complement the hard work that’s already gone into improving Queens Square and spread the focus of the regeneration to other areas of the town centre.”

The work would begin in autumn 2018, subject to planning permission being granted.

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