PROGRESS SO FAR
Works behind the scenes continue for Bedlington Town Centre
Progress has continued to be made on the town centre scheme that is designed to regenerate Bedlington in the last few months. The Northumberland County Council’s regeneration company is going through a tendering process for contractors to build the scheme having had significant interest from potential retailers.
The tendering works are due to conclude soon with the scheme due to come to a board meeting in the near future to get final sign off.
Speaking about the scheme Cllr Richard Wearmouth, cabinet member of the Economy at NCC said, “Right from the start of the new administration we said that regenerating Bedlington Town Centre would be a significant priority and work has continued through the last few months to realise this.
We have been in regular contact with the local county councillors who have been pushing hard to make sure that we get a scheme that works well for the town.
I look forward in the very near future to giving full details of the scheme that is to be put before the board including the timeline for the works to be undertaken.”
Cllr Russ Wallace: “The regeneration of our town centre is absolutely crucial to the future of Bedlington. I am therefore absolutely delighted that the development is moving rapidly into the construction phase”.
Significantly boost the local economy, creating new jobs across developments, as well as employment in construction and trade services.
Enhance the retail and leisure offer available to residents of Bedlington
Reduce the need for local people to travel further afield to do their main food shopping
Give residents a greater choice in non-food shopping
Bring in a new pub/restaurant to Bedlington.