Have your say on new M&S store
THE public are being given the chance to give their opinions on the new M&S development.
Plans are in place to build 800 new homes and new shops – including a Marks and Spencers store – as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme.
The Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps hopes to rejuvenate the eastern gateway into the town.
People can view the plans and quiz the project design scheme at a drop-in consultation event taking place this week.
Council leader, Coun Jim McMahon, said: “Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps is vital to the future of our town centre.
“With the arrival of the Metrolink line, our eastern gateway is opening up as a fantastic new opportunity and we must capitalise by attracting new high street names, offering quality town centre living options and finding a modern use for the Old Bank building. That’s why this is a really exciting scheme – a gamechanger – that is all about our aspirations for Oldham town centre.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to get the right facilities people want to see here in Oldham – and to significantly improve what it offers residents, businesses and visitors.
“To help us get this right it’s essential that we hear your views.
“Whether you’re a local trader, shopper or resident, I would urge anyone with a few min- utes to spare to drop in to this event and view the plans.
“Your input could be vital in shaping the final scheme.”
The plans can be viewed at 17-19 Mumps, next to the Kava Coffee Shop, from 10am to 5pm tomorrow or from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
They will also be available online at oldham.gov.uk/princesgate from tomorrow.
The new M&S store is set to open by 2017.
An artist’s impression of the new M&S at Prince’s Gate