Plans for the transformation of Prestwich will go on show in the new year.

The 'huge proposals' will go out for feedback.  

A 'community conversation' is expected to take place at the end of January to provide feedback and help develop the vision for the future of Prestwich.  

Some of the main ideas include the £100m investment to transform the former Longfield Centre into a "vibrant, family-friendly destination".

Cllr Eamonn O'Brien, leader of Bury Council, said: “These are huge proposals which will transform the heart of Prestwich and ensure it thrives for decades to come.  

“It’s essential that everyone plays their part in making it a success, so please come along to the consultation meetings, view the plans and give us your views.” 

A drop-in session is being held on Sunday, January 29, where the project team will be on hand to discuss the scheme.  

The session will take place from 11am to 3pm at Prestwich Library, Longfield Centre. 

An online Q&A will take place on Wednesday, February 1, for residents to learn more about the plans and ask the project team questions. 

This will take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm via the site.  

Some of the already release ideas for the regeneration include plans for a Community hub, new public spaces with walking and cycling routes, and improving the green transport infrastructure to be safe.

Stuart Rogers, project director at Muse, said: “We know that the local community is excited to get involved in shaping the future of Prestwich Village so it’s great to be able to set out our plans for the first community conversation early next year. 

 “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver a new beating heart for Prestwich that appeals to everyone, delivers significant local benefits through investment and jobs, and solidifies the village as one of the most sought-after places to live in the region. 

“Together, we want to create new spaces to help people and businesses to thrive, with a mix of high-quality homes and family-friendly spaces, as well as a new community hub that promotes health and wellbeing and provides key local services.  

“Getting local feedback will be crucial in helping us develop the plans and we’d encourage everyone to get involved, so we can create an inclusive place that we can all be proud of.” 

The first conversation will end on Friday, March 17, with the feedback being used to help develop the vision for Prestwich Village.  

The JV then plans to hold a further conversation in Summer, 2023, before submitting a planning application by Autumn, 2023.