Published: 7th Feb 2020

Kirklees Council has published a regeneration blueprint for Dewsbury town centre, which could see up to £200m invested in the area. Under the plans, Dewsbury’s famous market would undergo a revamp and the Arcade, which connects Market Place to Corporation Street would also be reopened to attract and retain a mix of retail, leisure and community facilities. The blueprint also includes a proposal for a brand new office complex located on the underused Cliffe Street Car Park. In addition, the council has said it will also relocate 750 of its own employees into the town to further boost the local economy. There are also plans for three new green areas; a town park on Long Causeway, and pocket parks on the current 23 Northgate site and behind the market. Dewsbury is already well connected, and proposed developments to the transpennine route will bring better and more reliable services. Local travel … (To read the full article, subscribe below)