Designers Delighted By Feedback To Public Realm Proposals

June 29, 2021

Designers behind a series of bold new proposals to improve Kirkham town centre say they are delighted with the feedback they have received so far from local people.

Urban design specialists The Paul Hogarth Company have formulated a series of plans to reimagine and enhance outdoor spaces in the historic market town as part of Fylde Borough Council’s £10m Kirkham Futures regeneration masterplan.

These initial designs were unveiled at a special event held in Kirkham’s Market Square, attended by hundreds of local people.

Andrew Haley, Director with The Paul Hogarth Company

The Paul Hogarth Company’s proposals include enhancing Market Square and making it a pedestrian-only space that will allow greater use for markets and events; narrowing roads and widening pavements to increase pedestrian space and creation of outdoor seating/dining areas; alterations to on-street parking and extra planting of trees and shrubs to create attractive tree-lined areas.

These initial proposals can be viewed in full HERE

Residents and local businesses have until this Friday (July 2nd) to give their feedback to the designs. These views will be used by The Paul Hogarth Company team as they continue to develop the plans and draw up more detailed proposals.

Andrew Haley, Director with The Paul Hogarth Company, said: “The consultation event in Kirkham was brilliant, it was a really positive day, and we loved talking through our ideas with the large number of local people who came to see us.

“It was heartening to see how our initial proposals have been received and that so many local people are engaged with and energised by the opportunity to enhance this fabulous and historic town.

“What is really important to stress is these proposals and designs are very much works in progress which is why getting the views of as many local people as possible is so important.

“We’ve already had many really helpful conversations that will feed into the development of our proposals. For anyone who could not attend the consultation event I would urge them to look at the designs online and please give us your views – we would love to hear what you think.”

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