Public back Penistone town centre proposals by Dransfield Properties
Penistone residents have declared their support for the proposals to regenerate the town centre, with 74 per cent of people who completed a comment form at a consultation event last week saying they supported the plans.
Over 1,000 visitors attended the event, at St John’s Community Centre in the town, to see site plans and artists’ impressions of how the redeveloped centre could look.
As well as being asked about their views on the proposals, visitors were also asked to choose between a modern and traditional foodstore design. Not surprisingly, the traditional store got the most votes, with 94 per cent of visitors feeling this would be the most appropriate style for Penistone.
Comments on the feedback form included:
“I look forward to seeing it up and running”
“Please press the ‘Go’ button”
“It’s a long awaited improvement – I’m all for it”
“This development should bring Penistone into the 21st century””
“Roll on, Can’t wait”
“Please don’t let us have to wait years for it to go ahead.”
“Good well thought plan – will shop there forever”
“There is definitely a need for a large supermarket”
Visitors were also given the opportunity to register their interest in the 45 apartments planned for the scheme – with almost 70 people choosing to do this, demand for this type of housing in Penistone is evidently high.
The plans have been put forward by Dransfield Properties in response to the planning brief set out by Barnsley Council. Still the subject of public consultation, the plans will deliver:
• New fire and ambulance stations at Spring Vale
• A new retail market
• Refurbishment of derelict properties
• 45 apartments
• A Tesco foodstore
A planning application will be submitted in November.
Lindsay McLaren, PR Manager for Dransfield Properties, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the success of the consultation event – both in terms of the numbers attending and in the level of support we received. We are now looking carefully at all the comments made – both the positive and negative - and investigating whether we need to modify any aspects of the scheme in response to public demand.”
The plans, and a brochure outlining the proposals, are now available on the Dransfield Properties website www.dransfield.co.uk.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644