Telford MP Lucy Allan has praised the new Telford Bus Station plans after today visiting the consultation event being held at Telford Town Centre.
The new plans have reversed the decision to relocate the bus station over the road to Southwater and instead redesign the bus station in its existing location. The decision to retain the bus station in its current position was taken after listening to Telford residents who were opposed to the move.
The renewal of the bus station is possible after £1.3 million of Marches Local Enterprise funding was secured and building is scheduled to commence late 2016 subject to planning permission.
After viewing the plans and speaking with staff from the developers, Sovereign Centres, Lucy said: “I’m pleased that the views of Telford residents and shoppers have been considered and that the bus station will be staying in its current position.
“Many people in Telford rely on buses to get to and from the town centre and so its positioning is key. Like the majority of people I am in favour of the bus station staying where it is.
“The new plans present a carefully considered design that is tailored to passengers and bus operators needs alike and this re-development will represent an excellent investment in the town centre’s appeal.”
You can view details of the proposal here.
Photo above shows Keith Harris (Telford and Wrekin Council), Chris Richmond (Benoy Architects) and Lucy Allan MP.