Alston Front Street Redevelopment

A public drop-in event took place in Alston on Thursday 3 May to present to the local community a selection of potential plans and ideas for the regeneration of Front Street. 

A variety of concepts were displayed at the event - concepts of designs (PDF 5MB)

To allow the design team to develop an understanding of residents' views, people were asked:

  • how and where they would spend their money
  • what type of design they think would be best for each zone
  • how the layout of the street should look when completed

This will feed in to the various options for designs that will be presented to the local community at a future public event, and ultimately for them to help decide what the final design(s) will look like.  The council considers it extremely important to engage with the local community at every stage of the design and development of the Front Street project and is keen to get as much feedback as possible to help inform the plans.

Cllr Claire Driver, Local Member for Alston, said:

"This is a fantastic project for Alston and the wider local community, and I am delighted to be hosting an event where we can get a really good understanding of what local people want, need and expect from their town centre. I am incredibly proud to represent this community, so it's important that they are involved at every stage of the project, and I am very excited about how it will look and serve the town once completed! I'd urge everyone to come along to this event and give us the feedback we need to improve Alston for the future!"

Complete a feedback form(PDF 1MB) and return by email to Frontstreet@cumbria.gov.uk