The Council is seeking public feedback on the Draft Kirkby Town Centre Spatial Masterplan – Shaping Kirkby’s Future, and also the Draft Stations Masterplan (Kirkby and Sutton Parkway).
The proposed Kirkby Town Centre Spatial Masterplan will replace the Masterplan for Kirkby in Ashfield (and Sutton in Ashfield) undertaken by ARUP in 2007. The updated document aims to provide a high-level framework for future investment and development which maximises the opportunities for Kirkby and capitalises on its existing assets. In particular it:
The Masterplan is not inflexible or prescriptive, and it is not intended to provide detailed projects or design solutions. Nor does it represent a commitment to funding by the District Council.
Ashfield District Council is seeking public feedback on proposed new plans to allow the Kirkby and Sutton Parkway station locations to respond positively to the benefits of potential plans to reopen the disused Maid Marian Line for passenger trains. As part of the plans, the two stations could receive significant upgrades, which would include improving accessibility. It is hoped that the railway line link could link with the proposed HS2 station at Toton, meaning travellers in Kirkby and Sutton could access the high speed route.
The Station Masterplans in particular:
The Masterplans are not inflexible or prescriptive, and are not intended to provide definitive projects or design solutions. Nor does it represent a commitment to funding by the District Council. Please note that the Masterplans document should be read in conjunction with the Maid Marian Line Economic Impact Analysis report
How to respond to the consultation:
The Kirkby Town Centre Spatial Masterplan is available to view here
The Draft Stations Masterplans (Kirkby & Sutton Parkway) are available to view here
The accompanying report - Maid Marian Line Economic Impact Analysis report is available to view here
Comments on any element of the Draft Kirkby Town Centre Spatial Masterplan, Draft Stations Masterplans (Kirkby & Sutton Parkway) and accompanying Maid Marian Line Economic Impact Analysis report are welcomed.
Comments can be made by:
copies of which can also be collected from the above locations. The completed form should then be:
Ashfield District Council,
Notts, NG17 8DA.
Hard copies of the -
will be made available to view during normal opening hours at the following locations:
Main District Council Offices at Urban Road, Kirkby
Further information is available by calling the Forward Planning Team on
01623 457382 / 457383 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org