Second stage of consultation launched on the plans for a new town park in Dewsbury town centre
We are asking the public for their views on plans for the new town park on Longcauseway, Dewsbury town centre.
A central feature of the Dewsbury Blueprint, a new public park in the heart of the town will provide an opportunity for communities to come together to relax, play exercise and socialise.
Following a consultation on the initial design in 2021, we have progressed the plans for the preferred option and are now seeking further views from the public.
Alongside a large water feature, cascade, amphitheatre, planting, seating and play areas, the park will provide an attractive space that will encourage both local residents and visitors to spend more time in the town centre. The park will become an exciting gateway into the town, providing improved pedestrian and cycle links.
Councillor Eric Furth, Portfolio Holder for Town Centres said:
“The new town park will enhance Dewsbury town centre as a special space for local families and welcome visitors from wider Kirklees and further afield.
The installation of the new park is in addition to several other improvement projects in Dewsbury town centre and will see a number of interventions around the redevelopment of public space, improvements to infrastructure, better links to the town centre as well as creating of spaces that will support the existing public services such as the sports centre and library.”
Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:
“We want to hear from local residents, particularly young people, about how they want to use the park to help shape our future plans.
“Parks can play an incredible role as a hub for the community – as a common space for events, creativity and a social space for people across different cultures. I look forward to the new town park becoming a safe greenspace for everyone to enjoy.”
Have your say
The public consultation runs from 20 July to 20 August 2022.
Members of the public can view the designs, read about the plans and complete the survey on the council’s website www.kirklees.gov.uk/dewsburytownpark
Members of the public can also discuss the plans with an officer, in person. Council staff will be based in a shop unit in the Market Stall, Dewsbury Market (close to main gate) following 10.00am – 4.00pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 20 July
Saturday 23 July
Wednesday 27 July
Saturday 30 July
Please direct any queries to: Dewsbury-Town-Park@Kirklees.gov.uk