Council draws up 10-year plan for Hanley - and wants your help

-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)
-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)

A 10-year plan is being drawn up for the future of Hanley. Stoke-on-Trent City Council points to a number of key developments - including 300 homes planned for Etruscan Square, even more jobs at Smithfield, and better links between the city centre and Stoke Station - to help revitalise Hanley.

But Hanley is also blighted by empty shops and bars and a perception that monkey dust users and other criminals are forever roaming the streets. It comes as the council has referred to 'Stoke-on-Trent City Centre' rather than 'Hanley' ahead of drawing up its '10-year plan for the city centre'.

Now the council wants your help during a public consultation to draw up the 10-year vision later this year.

Council leader Jane Ashworth said “This is an exciting time for Stoke-on-Trent. We have a number of major projects in progress or preparing to start. We need a joined-up approach to maximise the potential for the city and local people. We’re really excited to embark on this journey with our residents as understanding their views and experiences are key to this process.

“We want to develop a viable proposal for the city centre. The starting point will be to understand the big issues affecting people’s experience of the city centre and how to make it work better and to improve lives. This will shape key themes for the development of the plan.”

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