Government agrees £19m funding for Catterick Garrison town centre redevelopment

An artist's impression of the new town centre.

Plans to transform a neglected area of Catterick Garrison and develop the town centre have got the go-ahead after a £19m funding pot was awarded by central government.

Richmondshire District Council – in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and the MoD – has been successful in its bid to the Levelling Up Fund.

Officials say it means proposals for the £21m initial phase of a regeneration programme to enhance the town centre – including the re-development of land around Shute Road – can get started.

The plans will provide more community facilities and space and to improve pedestrian connectivity and pave the way for further improvements that will deliver extra retail and commercial premises and drive further investment into the area and the wider town centre for both the military and civilian communities.

“This is great news for Catterick and the wider Richmondshire community,” said district council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“We are now looking forward to working with our partners to bring the project to fruition and see the facilities improve within the town centre improve.

“It will also bring further investment into the district adding to the exciting plans already happening at Scotch Corner and along the A1 corridor.”

The leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Councillor Carl Les, added: “This is excellent news for the future of the Catterick community and will be welcomed by all those living and working in the area.

“These ambitious proposals are set to benefit everyone living and working in communities around the garrison, as well as the service personnel and their families who are stationed at Catterick and who play a vital role in the life of our county.”

Director of basing and infrastructure, Major General Richard Clements, CBE said: I am delighted that the bid for Levelling Up funds has been successful.

“Catterick is an important Garrison for the British Army and we look forward to working with our partners over the coming years to deliver the infrastructure necessary to provide improved facilities and services that will benefit our military colleagues and the wider Catterick community.”

The plans include:

  • a new town square
  • landscaping improvements – including upgrading Coronation Park and Shute Road by proving enhanced play/ active spaces and provide enhanced accessibility routes linking into the existing town centre
  • enhance key footpaths and cycle ways through Coronation Park and on the approach to the town centre
  • a new community and enterprise facility with glass pavilion and outdoor seating area

The Levelling Up Bid develops feasibility work that was jointly funded by the district council, MoD and the North Yorkshire and York Local Enterprise Partnership – and is also linked to the

Catterick Garrison Masterplan that has been developed through the Richmondshire Local Plan Review.

4 Comments

  1. Yorkshire as a whole has had less of this funding than any other region.
    The exception to this is in Sunak’s own constituency.
    This is gerrymandering and corruption in plain sight.
    This Tory Government is the most corrupt in history.

  2. Money would be better used to build a new hospital to benefit the people who live in the surrounding area who have no chance of getting to james cook in an emergency now sevices have been cut at the friarage. Catterick garrison has the medics so why not build there. That would benefit people more than what is being proposed.

    • It appears that any attempt to do so would lead to comments like those above, accusations of gerrymandering, despite the very obvious need to replace the hospital that was demolished years ago.

  3. What Catterick and indeed the Dales needs more than anything else is decent medical facilities – especially emergency, not a slightly smarter shopping area opposite the tacky shops and obesity causing take aways. they should add some decent nhs dentistry capacity too. It’s appalling how far someone in the dales needs to travel to get to a hospital (assuming they have a vehicle).

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