Positive feedback to inital plans for Blyth town centre

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An open day showcasing investment opportunities for Blyth town centre has been well received, officials have revealed.

More than 150 people attended the first round of public consultation held at the Keel Row shopping centre.

Hosted by Arch on behalf of Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council, it looked at investment opportunities to improve the shops, create better leisure facilities and increase the number of people in the town centre supported by a night time economy.

The event was very positively received and many of those who attended were in favour of enhancing the links from the town centre to the Commissioners Quay developments.

Development opportunity sites were also discussed including Dun Cow Quay Enterprise Zone on the river, the existing Arriva depot, the former Blyth gas storage tank, and the existing Market Square.

The idea of creating new sports and leisure activities within the town centre generating footfall and night time activity was positively received.

Council Leader Grant Davey said: “It’s great the people of Blyth had their say on what they want to have considered in their town centre.”

“We’d also encourage anyone who hasn’t yet seen the initial plans to have a look online and complete the feedback forms.

“All feedback is important so that the ideas can be examined and initial thoughts and suggestions brought back as quickly as possible.”

Boards are on currently on display at the Blyth Town Council Office, Arms Evertyne House, Quay Road, Blyth, and available online at: www.archnorthumberland.co.uk/arch-developments/public-events/blyth-investment-plan

Feedback is due by Friday, March 31.