Residents are being invited to have their say on the future of the Mill Gate Shopping Centre in Bury. 

Bruntwood and Bury Council are inviting the community to join a public engagement event to voice their thoughts on the future of the centre.

The event will take place at Schorndorf Square, near TJ Hughes in the Mill Gate, from 10am to 3pm, on Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22.

Leader of Bury council, Cllr Eamonn O’Brien, said: “Our regeneration proposals for the town centre are exciting, ambitious and are intended to help Bury adapt and evolve, and most importantly, reflect the needs of our communities.

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“We’re in the early stages of the Mill Gate development, with a formal consultation to follow late in the year, but we’d encourage as many local residents, organisations and businesses from Bury and the surrounding areas to attend and share their thoughts, so they can be included in the conversation as the plans take shape.” 

The engagement event will include children’s activities, refreshments, and a survey for visitor responses.

For anyone unable to attend, the survey will be available online via the Mill Gate website from Friday, July 21 to Friday, August 12.   

The in-person event will give everyone the opportunity to meet the development team and have their say about what they want to see in their town, including; new housing, employment, retail and hospitality opportunities, transport, along with new health and education facilities.

Chris Roberts, chief development officer at Bruntwood, said: “We’re committed to revitalising Bury Mill Gate and the surrounding town centre as part of our long-term partnership with Bury Council and engaging with the local community is central to this.

“We want local residents, businesses and visitors to have their say on the future of the Mill Gate, and we look forward to hearing their feedback so we can help to ensure that the development meets their needs and provides a sustainable future legacy for the community.”

The feedback will be used to inform the development of regeneration plans for the 15-acre Mill Gate estate.