King Street Enhancements

Members of the public are being asked for their views on plans to turn King Street in Knutsford into a more vibrant public space by upgrading the road and pavements.

A design concept has been drawn up showing how the enhancement works would improve the street while remaining sympathetic with its heritage.

Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “Your views are very important to us. We would like to know what you think of the proposals and to hear your opinions on the materials that could be used. You can let us know by attending one of the public engagement events or visiting the exhibition in Knutsford Library.”

The engagement events will be drop-in sessions where everyone will have the opportunity to view the current design concept, look at the material options and finishes, and speak to the project team. The events will be held at the Curzon Cinema on:

  • Wednesday December 3, 4pm to 8pm
  • Saturday December 6, 10am to 4pm

For those who are unable to attend the engagement events, the design concept will be on show at an exhibition in Knutsford Library from November 29 to December 13.

Councillor Jones added: “The shops and businesses on King Street are a great asset to Cheshire East and the street merits and deserves enhancement works.

“We want to create a space which will be enjoyed by Knutsford residents while also attracting visitors and enabling businesses in the locality to thrive.

“By better balancing the needs of pedestrians and vehicles, the changes aim to encourage more footfall and more passing trade for businesses.

“I am particularly pleased that local residents have volunteered to use their professional skills to help the council develop these exciting plans.”

It is proposed that the scheme would use high quality materials and create a look which complements the local architectural and historic setting. The changes would improve access for people whose mobility is impaired by making the street easier to use. The improvements seek to retain as much on-street parking as possible.

For more information, visit the Cheshire East Council website.

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