Share your ideas and views on the Yarm High Street improvement proposals as part of the Leveling Up Fund

Yarm Town Hall and cobbled areas around it

Residents, businesses and visitors to Yarm are invited to give their views and ideas on plans to improve public spaces and access to the High Street.

The Council is asking people to give their views on ways to improve Yarm High Street as part of the Government’s Leveling Fund allocation, where the Stockton South constituency has received £20million in funding.

This includes exploring ideas for improving public spaces on and around Yarm High Street, such as opportunities to improve existing pavements and seating to support outdoor seating and dining, as well as l advancement of existing plans for the renovation of Yarm Town Hall into a heritage centre.

The results of this consultation will be used to help shape design options for Main Street that reflect community needs and aspirations.

People can share their thoughts online by visiting stockton.gov.uk/yarm/consultation from Monday August 8 to Friday August 26.

In-person consultation sessions will also be held at Yarm Library on:

  • Monday August 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday August 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday August 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday August 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Councilor Nigel Cooke, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “We are delivering on our commitment to invest in our six town centers and we have secured £20million pounds from the government’s leveling fund to fund a program of interventions in the south of the borough, including Yarm.

“These plans will help secure the long-term future of Yarm by ensuring it remains an attractive and diverse place for residents, businesses and visitors, but we want to hear their views on what is important to them and what what we should focus on.

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“We are on an exciting journey and we want to make sure that we take everyone with us on this journey so that we can make the most of this opportunity.”

Following the consultation period, all views will be collected and considered, and the results will be shared before mainstreet design options are developed.

Members of the public will then have the opportunity to view and comment on these designs in the fall before a final design is completed.

Further details on the program will also be shared at this stage.

Last October, the constituency of Stockton South received £20 million in funding from the Government’s Leveling Fund. This funding will combine with the Council’s well-developed plans for its six town centers and its long-standing ambitions to improve sustainable travel activities and enrich visitor experiences through a series of interventions.

Other interventions will include the transformation of Preston Park, the main tourist attraction in the Tees Valley, expanding the museum into an exhibition center and gallery space and improving connectivity with improved cycle links through the Yarm and Eaglescliffe areas.

Find more information on how the Council is reshaping its six town centers.

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