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The Kingsway Urban Park

Our proposals to enhance The Kingsway took a major step forward with cabinet approving the outline scheme on 16 March 2017.

The proposals seek to create a more attractive environment for people to live, work and visit. Turning the Kingsway from a largely car dominated environment in to a more people friendly space which encourages walking and cycling as well as creating opportunities for people to sit and relax. 

The redevelopment plans include:

  • remodelling of The Kingsway vehicular route to include a two-lane road (one lane in each direction)
  • enhanced pedestrian and cycling routes 
  • creation of The Kingsway Urban Park which features more green space for residents, workers and visitors, including a new pocket park at Kingsway Circle
  • opportunities for licensed seating for cafés and restaurant and other 'pop-up' activities

Changes are also proposed as part of the plans for Mansel Street, De-La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road, Orchard Street and Belle Vue Way where two-way traffic will be introduced. 

These changes form part of wider aspirations to further regenerate the whole of the City Centre and will be a critical element of the City Deal proposals.

Cabinet approval followed a public consultation exercise which overwhelmingly supported the proposals, as outlined in the report of cabinet dated 16 March - Cabinet report (14 March 2017)Opens new window

Consultation plans

PDF Document The Kingsway plans (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

PDF Document The Kingsway - map of proposed traffic flow (PDF, 3MB)Opens new window

The updated plans have now been further developed and will shortly be made available online once all details have been determined. These plans, along with a time scale for works will be well publicised on this web page, on social media, through letter drops, email circulation and at planned drop in sessions. If you would like to be added to the project circulation list, please send your email address or contact details to

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