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Station Street Regeneration Project

East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council are pleased to announce that work to significantly regenerate the pedestrianised area of Station Street in Burton town centre will begin in mid-March 2020. People may soon start to see activity taking place on the street as Amey Highways carries out preliminary work in readiness for the start of the works process.

Plans were first presented to the public in August 2018, following this East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council have continued to work collaboratively to develop them to allow the project to progress. East Staffordshire Borough Council approved capital investment to be made on the project at an extra-ordinary Full Council meeting that was held on Monday 16th September 2019.

The development of plans for the regeneration of the pedestrianised area of Station Street has been in progress since January 2018 in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Amey Plc and Fira Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. The implementation of the work will be carried out by Amey Plc under the management of Staffordshire County Council.

Cllr George Allen, Deputy Leader for Regeneration and Planning Policy said: “This fantastic news is a culmination of all the hard work that has been undertaken by East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council to develop a design that is appropriate for the area.

“We want to provide an area in the town centre which can be enjoyed by all, and provide the right environment to encourage businesses and property owners to invest in the town. This is something Burton has needed for a long time.

“Together with Staffordshire County Council, we are committed to supporting the growth of the local economy. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively and delivering this and future projects that will help to improve and futureproof Burton upon Trent”.

Staffordshire County Council’s Economic Growth Leader Mark Winnington said: “We are working closely with the Borough Council to further regenerate Burton town centre and ensure it continues to be an attractive place to live work and visit for years to come. Burton is a thriving town which is home to three national centres – St George’s Park, The National Brewery Centre and National Forest – and plays an important part in the county’s economic growth. This scheme in Station Street is one of a number of improvements we are carrying out.”

A dedicated webpage will be produced which will include information regarding the works process and a dedicated email address will also be created which will allow people to contact the site project managers directly. Along with this Amey Highways will also be operating an open door policy where people will be able to speak to the site manager face to face should they wish to.

Town Centre Projects

Phase 1a of the programme is made up of defined projects that are currently in the early stages of development. Each of these projects will be managed by the relevant Council team and portfolio holder at both ESBC and SCC and will be completed as per the existing in-house project management methodology and line management approach. The individual projects include:

  • Improvements to Andressey Passage, in terms of safety and security
  • The improvement of areas of the Memorial, Remembrance and Abbott’s Gardens and the greening of town centre.
  • Improvements to current, and the commissioning of new, public works of art
  • Improvements to the Washlands to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.
  • Improvements to the interior and exterior of Burton’s Railway Station
  • Changes to the traffic flow of Coopers Square Car Park to help reduce the backlog of traffic onto Union Street.
  • Changes to the timing of the traffic lights on Union Street (outside the entrance to the Cooper’s Square and Sainsbury’s Car Parks) to improve traffic flow and further reduce congestion.
  • Manor Croft – Reviewing the layout, number of parking bays, signage and length of stay.
  • New Street – Considering the implementation of a Permanent Traffic Regulation Order.
Burton Town CentreWashlandsBurton Railway StationMarket Place and Memorial GardensAndressey PassageStation Street
  • Washlands

    The project looks at making improvements to the Washlands in order to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.

Burton Railway Station

This project will involve working with partners to bring about improvements to Burton Railway Station and will run parallel to the forthcoming forecourt improvement works.

Memorial Gardens

This project looks at how the town centre could be more ‘green’ through the introduction of more grassed areas, floral displays and all year hanging baskets.

The purpose is to improve the appeal of the town and better link together some of the key areas, such as Station Street, Market Place and the Washlands.

Andressey Passage

This project focuses on areas of the town centre which are to be assessed in terms of any safety or security issues they may present.

Station Street

The project will consider how Station Street could be more aesthetically appealing and interesting for residents and shoppers.

Making improvements to the Washlands in order to create a more aesthetically appealing, safe and interesting attraction for residents and tourists.

This project involves working with partners to bring about aesthetically pleasing improvements to Burton Train Station.

East Staffordshire Borough Council holds an aspiration to improve the public realm of the pedestrianised section of Station Street in Burton upon Trent.

The Burton upon Trent Regeneration Strategy has been created in partnership between East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council.

Railway Station Forecourt, Borough Road, Burton upon Trent