Residents are being invited to have their say on the multi-million pound transformation of Farnworth.

Ambitious plans are being drawn up for the high street and people are asked to comment and have an input on the development.

Bolton Council are consulting on Phase two of the Market Street scheme which spans between Gladstone Road and King Street in the north and Fredrick Street to Long Causeway in the south.

The consultation period opened on Monday September 18 and will close on Monday October 16.

Bolton Council was awarded funding from the Future High Street Fund (FHSF) in early 2021, to deliver a street transformation on Market Street.

In June 2022, the Council consulted with the public on phase one of the scheme, which spans between King Street and Frederick Street, including Coucill Square, the public space at the front of Home Bargains.

The redevelopment of Farnworth town centre is one of the most significant projects Bolton has seen in recent years.

The area is set to be transformed with new homes and businesses (Image: Cllr Paul Heslop)

The plan ultimately aims to transform the area’s market precinct into a new hub for housing, businesses, and leisure.

And now the council are consulting on Phase Two of the scheme.

The Bolton News: Consultation opens on Phase Two of Farnworth RegenerationConsultation opens on Phase Two of Farnworth Regeneration (Image: Capital and Centric)

Phase two will be funded by the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements (CRSTS) funding and the council are looking to use the funding to improve accessibility to and within the town centre, enhance people’s experience and support local businesses.

Plans include creating a better infrastructure making it better for people passing through or visiting Farnworth on foot, by bicycle and by public transport, and will have better connect the town centre.

As part of this scheme, residents can expect improved footways, improved drainage along Market Street, creating an improved environment for pedestrians and continuous footways on side roads giving priority to pedestrians over vehicles.

It will also include new pedestrian crossings making it safer to cross the road and better active travel facilities, including separated cycle lanes along the majority of the route.

There will also be more green features along the street, with new trees and planting and new street furniture creating places to stop and rest.

The survey is open now and can be completed here:

For more information on Phase two go to:

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