Banbridge Town Centre Public Realm Scheme

Closed 9 Mar 2020

Opened 14 Feb 2020


As part of the ongoing commitment to urban regeneration, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are seeking views on a new and existing Public Realm Scheme for Banbridge Town Centre estimated investment of £5.5million.

Design concepts drawings appended outlining proposals for potential public realm improvements along Newry Street, Bridge Street, Downshire Bridge (The Cut), Scarva Street, Linenhall Street, Victoria Street, Old Kenlis Street, Railway Street, Downshire Place Link, Church Square, Castlewellan Road, Bann Bridge and Dromore Road.

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The Banbridge Public Realm scheme, which will be delivered in two phases, aims to improve the quality and connectivity between streets and car parks, improve accessibility in the town centre and create attractive civic space, providing a unique sense of place. The scheme will focus on creating a safe streetscape that focuses on safe pedestrian circulation and accessibility for all, whilst preserving and enhancing the character of the town centre.

It is anticipated these enhancements will include; resurfacing of the existing footways, hard and soft landscaping, aesthetic improvements to both the Downshire and Bann Bridge, street lighting, street furniture, new civic space, improvements to pedestrian crossings, improved street parking arrangements, introduction of smart technology and bespoke features.

Why We Are Consulting

This questionnaire is your opportunity to comment on the concept design proposals, refer to the concept designs under related documents.

Your views will play an important part in the preparation of the final design for the area.

The Banbridge Town Centre Public Realm Scheme will be subjected to an Equality Screening exercise and we are in the process of gathering evidence to compile a report.

The information you have provided forms part of the information gathering exercise for the Banbridge Town Centre Public Realm Scheme.

Note: It is important to note that any comments you make to us during this process do not affect your statutory rights to make further representations to your local Council whenever the planning application has been submitted.