Consultation on town centre regeneration plans launched by Broxbourne Council

Residents and businesses are invited to comment on the Council’s plans for Waltham Cross town centre

The consultation is set to run for four weeks, and allows residents, business owners and visitors to voice their opinions on the potential improvements.

The plans will modernise the look and feel of the town centre, provide better access for people walking and cycling, and make the High Street’s use much more flexible.

Details of the proposed town centre improvements include improving the look and feel of the area through high quality landscaping and street furniture, reopening the northern end of the High Street to light vehicles at certain times, creating short stay parking bays, and improving pedestrian and cycle access into the town from nearby residential areas.

Other plans include upgrading CCTV, lighting and Wi-Fi.

This will be Broxbourne Council’s second consultation on the town centre regeneration plans. The first was conducted as part of a bid to the Government’s Levelling Up fund, which is essential in order to finance the project.  The Council is currently awaiting the result of that bid.

The town centre improvement scheme has been developed by Broxbourne Council, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and the design consultants Arup/WSP.

Residents have until midnight on Sunday 3 October to respond to the online questionnaire, which should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via www.broxbourne.gov.uk/WXconsultation.

To ensure that all sections of the community have the opportunity to access the consultation materials, face-to-face engagement events will take place in the town centre where officers will be available to discuss and answer questions on the proposals. These will take place on the following days:

  • Wednesday 15 September – outside in the market area
  • Friday 24 September – outside in the market area
  • Wednesday 29  September – outside in the market area
  • Saturday 2 October -  inside the Pavilions

Councillor Steve Wortley, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth said:

The improvements will make access to the High Street easier for everyone, improve the health and wellbeing of residents and encourage economic recovery from the pandemic. This will improve local air quality and encourage physical activity, making the region a better place to live, work and visit.

This investment will also facilitate further private investment, a key component of regeneration, whilst capitalising on the significant investment and opportunities arising from the new film studio development at Park Plaza West.

Published: September 6th 2021