The Council has published a Public Realm Strategy for Burnley Town Centre which establishes the key principles for the design of new public realm in Burnley Town Centre. It has been derived from a detailed examination of the town centre; its history, the potential in its latent character and wealth of assets, but also from explorations triggered by its perceived lack of identity and central point.
Key to this realisation is a rationalisation of the existing functionality of the streets; some of which require a change in priority from vehicular to pedestrian dominance. This surgical approach to the existing street hierarchy has been informed by an analysis of existing and future destinations, and a frank but realistic appraisal of the current experience of arriving in Burnley Town Centre.
The Public Realm Strategy was adopted on the 20th September 2011.