Civic Quarter masterplan

Published on Fri Mar 22 2024
Artist's impression of bottom of Manchester Road, Burnley, showing better pedestrian access

The Burnley Civic Quarter masterplan is a draft vision of how the town could be transformed to become more accessible and vibrant for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

The initial designs inform how part of Burnley town centre could be transformed by connecting the Manchester Road railway station in the south with the bus station and the wider town centre.

The masterplan, which is being drawn up by Lancashire County Council, will help understand and highlight the opportunities there are to help refresh, revitalise, and reconnect this particular area and how it could be developed to realise the long-term wider vision for Burnley town centre which includes:

  • the town centre’s pedestrianised and lower St James’s Street areas
  • the UCLan campus expansion
  • the Town2Turf scheme

The county council is working closely with Burnley Council to ensure both share a clear vision of what they want to achieve and how that can be made a reality, whilst also ensuring that the programme ties in with other regeneration projects such as Burnley’s Town Centre and Canalside Masterplan.

The Civic Quarter masterplan, developed in conjunction with consultants Planit and Jacobs, includes improvements that may be delivered as part of Lancashire County Council’s Levelling Up East Lancashire programme and proposals are currently being developed with residents and other stakeholders.

If you have any comments of questions on this masterplan including requests for the information in alternative formats, email by Friday 5th April 2024.

Image: CGI impression of how the junction of Manchester Road and Grimshaw Street might look in the future.

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