Next phase for Worthing's Montague Place is in your hands
Released: Monday, 16 January 2023
We're working with a range of community groups to develop new designs to transform Montague Place into a green, safe, welcoming space for local residents and visitors to the town.
Residents will then be invited to have final say on the choice of design.
Government funding was used last year to raise the road surface, making the whole of the site level. Extra lighting, areas of seating and planters were also installed to make the area more attractive and welcoming before a plan for a permanent scheme could be developed.
Last summer we launched The Big Listen, in which councillors and Council staff travelled around the borough hearing what local people liked about Worthing, and what they'd like to see change in the future. Montague Place was frequently mentioned, and we're keen for our citizens to be at the heart of reshaping the space.
This month we will begin working with local community organisations, town centre groups and business representatives to discuss ideas and possibilities for Montague Place. These discussions will explore vital considerations for the designs, such as how changes can meet our sustainability objectives, and how the space can be designed to ensure that everyone in the community can use it.
Possible designs will then be developed for everyone to have their say on. This consultation is expected to begin this spring.
Cllr Martin McCabe, Worthing's cabinet member for regeneration, said:
“During The Big Listen, residents told us that they'd like to see more proactive change in Montague Place. We've taken that on board, and going forward we're making sure that local people can have their say on how the space is redesigned for the future.
“Montague Place is a key part of Worthing's town centre, and we want to realise its full potential by transforming it into a space that can be used and enjoyed by every member of our community, all year round. ”
For details of the consultation and updates on the project see:
Photo: Montague Place, looking north
Photo: Montague Place, view looking west along Montague Street (from Montague Place)
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