Councillors set to give go-ahead for Catterick Garrison town centre development

An artist's impression of the new town centre development.

Councillors are set to approve plans for the new Catterick Garrison town centre development when they meet next week.

Planning officers have recommended the new community building and other improvements are given the go-ahead when North Yorkshire Council’s planning committee meets on Thursday.

The £21 million project, being delivered as part of the Government’s levelling up initiative, aims to create a new town centre, including a community and business skills centre, a town square and improved park facilities.

North Yorkshire Council is working with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to bring the proposals to fruition by June 2025.

The council has received £19 million from the Levelling Up Fund, with the remaining funding coming from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the council.

The four-acre plot around Shute Road, which extends into the neighbouring Coronation Park, will be redeveloped to include:

  • Creating a new town square.
  • Landscaping improvements, including upgrading Coronation Park and Shute Road by providing enhanced play areas and improved routes linking into the existing town centre.
  • Enhancing key footpaths and cycleways through Coronation Park and on the approach to the town centre.
  • Building a new community and enterprise facility with a glass pavilion and outdoor seating area.
The area of the redevelopment.

 

Hipswell and Colburn councillor Kevin Foster says he has high hopes for the new development.

Councillor Foster said: “This new development will have something for people of all ages, from a play area to a skateboard park, and from green outdoor spaces to a multi-purpose community building with places to eat and drink.

“Everything in the plan comes as a direct response to feedback from residents in last year’s consultation and the new town centre will ensure that Catterick Garrison has an exciting future as a fantastic place to live and work.”

He added: “The new town centre will be a great place for people to get together and I look forward to seeing residents enjoying this new facility and making the most of everything it offers.

“In addition, with electric car charging points, solar panels and cycle routes, it will help to make the area cleaner and greener.”

 

 

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  1. Years ago shute road area had the Harewood club, a cinema and outside swimming pool it will probably have similar

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