At least £1million is now available to improve the Queensway area and we are working to encourage further voluntary contributions from commercial property owners on the street.
We want to see a better environment and shopping experience and will use specialist designers to develop the proposals. These include removing the little-used bus lane outside Whiteleys, improving pavements and lighting, and planting new trees. We are looking to improve significantly the look of the area with this investment and the work which will be done with redeveloping the old Queens Cinema site on the north side of Bishop’s Bridge Road. Over the summer there was an exhibition of proposals inside Whiteleys and a consultation amongst local residents and businesses showed strong support. We are working with local residents, amenity groups and businesses on the detail of the scheme.