Ambitious plans for shopping centre to be unveiled

March 9, 2010 10:30 AM

Ambitious plans to revitalise a Cambridge shopping centre will be unveiled on Thursday evening (March 11).

The scheme for a parade of shops at Wulfstan Way is being developed after local people of all ages including children were asked their views last summer.

Projects, costing around £250,000 which include landscaping, new paths, seating, lighting, public art and a new community noticeboard, will be put before members of the South Area Committee.

Members will decide which projects should be pursued to improve the Cambridge City Council-owned shops.

Queen Edith Councillor Amanda Taylor said: "We have listened to residents and schoolchildren who have come up with some excellent ideas of how to improve this local shopping centre.

"Now we want to move forward so that their ideas can be put into practice to revitalise this area, encouraging more people to visit the shops and enjoy this open space."

The committee will look at introducing two-hour only parking at the centre in a bid to keep spaces exclusively for shoppers. They will also investigate longer opening hours for the shops and additional marketing support.

Anyone wishing to air their views on the plans is invited to attend the South Area Committee at 7.30pm at Hills Rd Sixth Form College. There will also be a chance to quiz local councillors, hear about grants for environmental improvements, see planning applications determined and help set police priorities.

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