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Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT -

WHAT peo­ple have been say­ing about the new plans: ● Nick Hynes, chair of the Mac­cles­field Town Cen­tre Vi­sion Stake­holder Panel cre­ated last year fol­low­ing the col­lapse of the Silk Street scheme: I am de­lighted that we have man­aged to at­tract a de­vel­oper who has put for­ward a vi­able and imag­i­na­tive scheme for the Churchill Way site.

All this has been achieved over a very short time­frame for a scheme of this na­ture and we are now in a po­si­tion to press ahead with a much-needed pro­ject that will be­come a new and ex­cit­ing part of the town cen­tre of­fer.

The mar­ket­ing ex­er­cise has il­lus­trated that there is sig­nif­i­cant de­mand among de­vel­op­ers and leisure oper­a­tors to lo­cate in Mac­cles­field. We should grasp this op­por­tu­nity with both hands. ● Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley: This an im­por­tant step for­ward in the re­gen­er­a­tion of our town cen­tre. A scheme like this is needed to bring more peo­ple into the town cen­tre and to im­prove what Mac­cles­field has to of­fer for fam­i­lies and res­i­dents, par­tic­u­larly in the evening and at week­ends. ● Leon Guyett, de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor of Ask Real Es­tate: We are look­ing to pro­vide a high qual­ity leisure desti­na­tion to ap­peal to the lo­cal com­mu­nity which will be an­chored by a

●● Nick Hynes

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