Yesterday, 13 January 2022, at the full council meeting Hyndburn’s Councillors approved The Accrington Town Centre Investment Plan (TCIP), which gives a clear vision for the future of the town.
The public are invited to have their say on the details in the strategic plan and let Hyndburn Borough Council know what they should prioritise for investment over the coming years. Full details of the survey and plan can be found at https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/tcip/
Councillor Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Council said:
“This plan will be used to generate future investments, bid for funding and steer Hyndburn Borough Council over the coming years. It is estimated to take shape over the next 10 – 15 years and, when complete, will transform our local economy through supporting new jobs, increasing footfall and helping Hyndburn be a place people aspire to live, work and enjoy.”
The plan includes a variety of projects and initiatives that will improve environmental quality in the town and encourage sustainable growth for the local economy over the next 10-15 years.
The Town Centre Investment Plan (TCIP) announced for Accrington Town Centre is predicted to generate £9.6million for the economy annually, entice 820,000 visitors per year to the area and support hundreds of new jobs.
Councillor Marlene Haworth, Leader of the Opposition, said:
“Accrington, alongside the rest of Hyndburn, needs transformation and investment – especially after we have suffered so largely from the impacts of the pandemic. This plan looks to the future and shows what we can become.
“It was wonderful to read the TCIP and the list of projects, which give such a clear vision and focus for the future, I fully support it and I am sure the people of Hyndburn will too.
“Accrington is at the heart of our borough. Through investment and strategic planning here we can expand these opportunities and use it as a model for other townships in Hyndburn.”