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Residents urged to give their final views on the Maltings Regeneration Project

East Staffordshire Borough Council is delighted to announce the launch of a public consultation exercise on the Maltings Regeneration Project over an 8 week period, opening with a face to face session on 28th January from 9:30am until 1pm at Uttoxeter Town Hall. The event will be an opportunity for residents to speak directly with the Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, Councillor George Allen and the Cabinet member responsible for Regeneration, Business Support and Marketing, Councillor Adam Clarke, about the 4 concepts being put forward.  The architects for the scheme will also be on hand as will a team of officers from East Staffordshire Borough Council and ward members who represent the Town.

Building on previous consultation feedback since 2020, the Council has developed a number of concept layouts for how the new site could be regenerated.

Cllr George Allen, Leader of the Council, said: “The Maltings Precinct has been a blight on Uttoxeter town centre for a number of years, and as identified within the Masterplan for Uttoxeter, a key priority for the Council, residents and local businesses alike. To fully realise the town’s potential, we as a Borough Council are taking the lead by initiating regeneration and investment, but we need the public to help us with our concept plans and what comes next.

We have listened to what people said during our last round of consultation on the Masterplan and responded to this with these layout concepts. For all 4 layouts, we will be keeping the same number of Car Parking spaces as is currently provided for and any new scheme will have a bus station within the site, close to the High Street like it is now.

In addition, there will be no changes to the public toilets and there will be enough retail space to accommodate the current retailers who are active in the precinct, as well as opportunities for new commercial growth.

New Homes are an important part of any Town Centre Regeneration Scheme, but I will not compromise space for car parking, bus station and retail in exchange for housing; the character of the Town Centre needs to be protected.”

Councillor Adam Clarke, Cabinet member for Regeneration, Business Support and Marketing, said “The consultation will open on Saturday 28th January 2023, running until 25th March 2023 and I would welcome as much feedback as possible throughout the process. There will be an opportunity to talk to the project team on several dates throughout the consultation with boards up at the Town Hall throughout the consultation period so that people can give us their views using the on-hand questionnaires as well as completing the questionnaire online on the Council’s website.”

The survey will be available on the Council’s website at the following webpage: https://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/burton-town-regeneration-programme/regeneration/uttoxeter-masterplan

The dates you can speak to the team at the Town Hall are as follows:

  • Saturday 28th Jan 9:30am-1pm
  • Thursday 2nd Feb 9:30am- 1pm
  • Saturday 25 Feb 9:30am-1pm
  • Wednesday 8th March 4pm-7pm
2023-01-27 00:00:00