Family space, music and nightlife. Have your say on the shape of Huddersfield Town Centre

CHFT colleagues are being invited to take part in the reshaping of Huddersfield town centre.

The Huddersfield Blueprint – a  £250 million ten-year vision to create a thriving modern-day town centre - has been launched with a "Cultural Heart" centre stage.

Built around the Queensgate Market and library buildings, the council’s vision for a new Cultural Heart includes a library, art gallery, museum and live music venue in the Piazza and Queensgate area. As part of the new Cultural Heart, the plans also propose to remove some of the Piazza buildings to create a large, family-friendly open space for people to gather.

The Huddersfield Blueprint focuses on regenerating six focus areas in the town centre: Station Gateway, St Peter’s, Kingsgate and King Street, New Street, the Civic Quarter and the new Cultural Heart.

It looks at delivering five key objectives for Huddersfield Town Centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer, thriving businesses, a great place to live, improved access and enhanced public spaces.

For more information, to view a fly through video of the plans and to download The Huddersfield Blueprint document in full visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/huddersfieldblueprint

The plans are subject to a three-month consultation and engagement period which began on Monday 8 July and we urge everyone to take part and have their say. You can view the plans at the Blueprint shop at Unit 32, the Piazza Centre, Huddersfield. The shop will be open Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You will also be able to have your say on the plans online atwww.kirklees.gov.uk/HuddersfieldBlueprint