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Cross Hills Retail Area Consultation

Cross Hills residents and businesses are being asked to comment on ideas to improve the appearance of the main shopping area.

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Craven District Council has drawn up plans to make the central area of the village more attractive, and to ensure it caters for the needs of residents, shoppers, visitors, local shops and businesses.

Councillor Patrick Mulligan, the council's lead member for Asset Management and Financial Resilience, said: "Our aim is to help create a more attractive retail area in Cross Hills which will benefit residents and businesses alike.

"It's important that we listen to the views of people who live, work and shop in Cross Hills - we want to know what you think of these plans and whether there are any other ways you think these areas could be improved.

"I would urge anyone with an interest in Cross Hills to take part in this consultation and let us know your views."

In Keltus Square, there are proposals to make the area more level and easier to walk on, with a higher quality surface material. Trees and shrubs could be planted to make the area more attractive, and seating, lighting or mosaic designs are being considered.

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In the Hall Street car park, there are plans to resurface the car park and mark out spaces, providing more parking spaces.

The wall could be removed up to the entrance to South Craven School, to make the space feel more open, and a tree could be planted at the entrance of the car park.

The refurbished car park could then also be used for future village events.

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Residents and businesses are being asked to submit their views on the plans by March 15. More information and a feedback form can be found at www.cravendc.gov.uk/crosshills or by emailing economicdevelopment@cravendc.co.uk or calling 01756 706 214. The information is also available in Cross Hills Library, Main Street, Cross Hills.