Feedback Updated 26 May 2017
We asked for your views on our Burnt Oak Town Centre Strategy.
The strategy identified numerous key proposals to meet the strategy aims. The majority of these proposals were public realm enhancements and building upgrades (shop front improvements), but also included potential development sites and highway improvements. The suggested improvements included works to the local Library, Church, introduction of a railway bridge mural, shop front improvements and a new modern kiosk shop outside the train station.
The feedback from our consultation highlighted two themes:
1) The urgency to start the works as soon as possible
2) What is the strategy if business/shop owners do not want to engage in the improvements?
We are happy to confirm that the on site works have already commenced and are due for completion this summer (2017).
We created the strategy and engaged with the shop owners in a way to get the best possible response. If shop owners do not want to engage in the improvements then we can not force them to do so. The shop owners are responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of their shops. However, we are hoping the increase in footfall (the number of shoppers entering a shop or shopping area) and improvements to other shops in the area and will encourage more retail owners to keep their front of shop clean and tidy.