The Town Council has today published its plan to take the town forward during the next four years. In the plan, the council sets out its vision for the future.
“Taking Crewe where it wants to be”
The documemt, approved by the Town Council in March sets out its vision for Crewe.
A vibrant town with a strong identity and heritage, where people of all ages are proud to live, work and participate in a diverse but engaged community, with shared values and common goals. A green and safe environment, with integrated transport connectivity which provides rewarding jobs and supports its businesses.
Contained in the document however is the admission that the Town Council has neither the legal powers or resources to deliver its own plan.
The plan contains five strategic goals.
- A TOWN TO LIVE IN
Ensuring the town has a balanced mix of housing to cater for its diverse population, with improved health and wellbeing and where people can feel safe.
- A TOWN TO WORK IN
Enhancing economic prosperity with a spread of quality and sustainable employment and a modern, vibrant town centre. Crewe will become a digital town and have improved services to meet the additional demand as it grows.
- A TOWN TO ENJOY
Improving the quality of the public realm, recognising climate change issues and protecting the local environment and heritage. Improved leisure assets and development of arts and culture provision.
- A COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE
Developing a sense of civic pride across all age groups, improving the level of public engagement and providing a place where people feel positive.
- A COUNCIL TO DELIVER
Developing the capacity and skills within the Council, to equip it to deliver the outward facing priorities efficiently and effectively.
The redevelopment of the town centre has become a thorny issue locally with several plans over a 20-year period failing to deliver.
The current proposed development of the Royal Arcade has yet to have any formal plans submitted for its proposed redevelopment even though permission has been granted to demolish it.
As part of the plan, the council is seeking the opinions of local residents via a survey which can be viewed here.
The publication comes at a time where town centres across the country have all but ceased trading due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
You can view the full text of the plan and download a copy below.Draft-Corporate-Strategy-approved-for-consultation