Castleford Town Centre and Riverside Proposals

​Date:18/01/2016

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Wakefield Council's key decision makers are being asked to approve regeneration proposals for Castleford Town Centre and the riverside area.

The report to the Council's Cabinet seeks to agree the future regeneration priorities in Castleford town centre. If approved, key projects for Carlton Street (East), Sagar Street and the Roman Bath-House sites will be started.

Carlton Street and Sagar Street will benefit from resurfacing as part of the scheme and will also include new paving, planting and street furniture.

A feasibility study will be undertaken in partnership with West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, to explore how best to interpret the buried archaeological remains of the Roman Bath-House. This includes looking at ways to replicate the layout of the building at ground level as well as providing new interpretation panels.

The next phase of regeneration in the area will then focus on the riverside improvements.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills, said: "Regeneration in Castleford continues to be a priority for us and these future schemes will help to bring visitors and shoppers into the area.

"The plans for the Roman Bath-House site will be a fascinating attraction for the area, helping to promote Castleford's Roman heritage.

"These improvements to the town centre will continue to support our plans to make Castleford a great place to live, work and invest in."

If approved, the regeneration projects will be funded using existing resources.

This next phase of regeneration will complement existing schemes such as the proposed train station refurbishment and the bus station improvements.

Future scheme are also outlined in the report which will be actioned once funding becomes available, subject to Cabinet approval.

The report is being considering by the Council's Cabinet on January 26.