Views wanted on Catterick Garrison town centre plans

A sketch of the proposed community building.

Local people can have their say on major plans to transform Catterick Garrison town centre in a consultation exercise that opens next week.

The £21 million transformation 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.

Three community-based events are being held in July along with a survey which will ask for the views of local residents and businesses on the ambitious plans.

Officers leading the project will be at Catterick Garrison Library and Leisure Centre, Colburn Village Hall and Tesco in Catterick Garrison with an exhibition and information on the scheme.

The survey will be available online to complete.

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 consultation events, which are open to everyone, are at:

  • Colburn Village Hall: Tuesday, July 4, from 9am until noon.
  • Catterick Garrison Library/Leisure Centre: Wednesday, July 5, from 2pm until 7pm.
  • Tesco, Catterick Garrison: Friday, July 7, from 9.30am onwards.

The online survey can be accessed from Tuesday, June 27, at www.northyorks.gov.uk/cgsurvey and more information on the scheme can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/LevellingUpCatterickGarrison