The heart of Crosby is set for change following the agreement of a new investment strategy at a recent Sefton Council cabinet meeting.
The Crosby Investment Strategy aims to develop a vibrant and exciting centre of community life within Crosby Village, with an attractive mix of community services, meeting places, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as space for both independent and national retailers.
The Strategy was developed with Sefton Council’s lead consultants Nexus Planning and Broadway Malyan. The strategy process has been supported by a Crosby Steering Group and incorporates the views of previous consultation events. The Steering Group was made up of retailers, residents and community sector representatives.
The Strategy links into the Sefton Local Plan, identifying specific development proposals along with support for the planning regeneration priorities for the area and will help guide the future of the council’s current property and land holdings in the area.
It is hoped that investor confidence will also be enhanced through the development of a clear plan that will help bring together both private and public sector resources to improve the overall economic health and vitality of the town.
The Council commissioned consultants Broadway Malyan to prepare an Investment Strategy for Crosby. Stakeholder and public consultation and engagement were an essential element in the production the Strategy Document. This report provides the findings from the engagement process undertaken by Sefton Council and the consultants.
The Council worked closely with Stakeholders such as local residents, local businesses and the voluntary sector to help focus on what is important for Crosby going forward. The Investment Strategy has been prepared at a time when local authorities are operating with significantly reduced budget settlements. This underlines the importance of working in partnership with the private sector alongside the community and local business, to deliver improvements that are needed.
The aim of the consultation and engagement process was to:
- Inform the development of the Crosby Investment Strategy
- Provide a platform for the public and other key stakeholders to shape a future vision for Crosby.