Blackburn and Darwen Hive Ambassadors Network


Town Centre Movement Strategy

We want your views on the town centre


Blackburn with Darwen Council is reviewing its town centre movement strategy and wants to hear your views.

It has a “blank sheet” on what changes need to be made for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

The Council wants to hear people’s views on what they like, dislike and would like to see changed in and around the town centre.

The consultation will start on April 2nd and run for 12 weeks.

The strategy is being reviewed because Blackburn town centre has changed dramatically during the last decade; the needs of businesses, motorists, pedestrian and cyclists is now different and new development sites are now available.

The previous strategy was the catalyst of over £400m regeneration of the town centre including the new Mall shopping centre and market, Townsmoor, Lower Audley, Waterloo Pavillions, Fleming Square, Feilden Street MSCP, Blackburn College, Castleway House.  New developments ongoing include the new Bus Station and Cathedral Quarter.

New development sites are available at this side of town including Blakey Moor, Tontine Street, Simmons Street and Watford Street.

New high quality parking is needed to promote attractions such as KGH, Library, Museum and Northgate.

To develop a new master plan and to achieve the same levels of success, the Council is launching a wide ranging consultation to understand the perceptions of access and issues that need addressing.

For further information, click here.

To respond to the consultation, please email, telephone on (01254) 588958 or write to Julia Simpson, Regeneration department, Room 413, 4th floor, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY.