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Residents to be asked for views on Burnley canalside projects
4:42pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are to be asked for their views on how the shape the future of Burnley’s iconic three-mile Canalside area.
Council chiefs are putting together a management plan that will help define the investment, develop-ment and regeneration one of the area, which is the heart of Burnley’s historic industrial past.
One of the most important aspects of the plan is how the council can bring back into use a number of buildings located along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal which have strong heritage links.
Coun Howard Baker, the council’s executive member for housing and environment, said: “The Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the canalside area are important assets for Burnley and we need to make the most of them.”
The six-week public consultation will take place early this year.
It will be largely conducted online, with hard copies of the documents will be made available for public inspection at the council’s Contact Burnley contact centre, Burnley Town Hall and Burnley and Padiham central libraries.
Construction firm Barnfield has already come up with proposals which they claim will allow Sandygate Mill and Grade Two listed Slater’s Terrace to be converted into offices.