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Crawley welcomes new Decathlon store to Queens Square

Crawley’s new Decathlon store certainly wasn’t short of customers on its first day – as hundreds of people swarmed in as soon as it opened. Crawley’s Mayor, Cllr Raj Sharma, and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Cllr Peter Smith, formally opened the store at 5pm on 13 October 2016 and were greeted by around 1,000 people eagerly waiting to get inside and explore the store.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:15

Queens Square update - 20 October 2016

Welcome to the first Queens Square update, which aims to answer all of your questions during the construction period. We will post updates every two to four weeks, sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:30

Queens Square work starts

Work to transform Queens Square into a high quality, distinctive, adaptable and enjoyable public space is underway.

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, is working from plans drawn up by urban designers Burns + Nice.

The transformation will help to encourage landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:15

Crawley residents optimistic about town centre future

The future of Crawley’s town centre is bright, according to a residents’ survey.

The survey, carried out by research company Populus in June, shows that 73 per cent of respondents feel very or fairly optimistic about the future of the town centre.

Crawley Borough Council and its partners are investing heavily in the town centre – and residents seem positive about these major projects.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 17:15

Landmark sculpture unveiled at Manor Royal Business District

Local employers and public officials gathered this week to mark the completion of works to transform one of Manor Royal Business District’s main entrances, including the creation of an impressive landmark sculpture commissioned by Manor Royal BID.

The improvements began earlier this year at the roundabout site, which is on London Road at the junction with Betts Way and Fleming Way near to Astral Towers. The project was led by the Manor Royal BID team, after consulting with local employers, who were given a big say on the new artwork.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 11:45

Queens Square regeneration begins on Monday

Work to transform Queens Square will begin on Monday (5 September).

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, was appointed in May and will work from plans drawn up by urban designers Burns + Nice, which were agreed last year and which will transform Queens Square into a high quality, distinctive, adaptable and enjoyable public space.

This will in turn encourage neighbouring landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration.

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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:30

Queens Square work to start in one month!

Work to transform Queens Square will start on Monday 5 September.

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company, was appointed in May and will work from plans drawn up by urban designers Burns + Nice, which were agreed last year and which will transform Queens Square into a high quality, distinctive, adaptable and enjoyable public space.

This will in turn encourage neighbouring landowners and businesses to invest more in the area, acting as a catalyst for wider regeneration.

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 09:15

Planning permission needed for housing on Manor Royal

Crawley Borough Council’s attempt to stop offices and storage and distribution warehouses in the Manor Royal Business District being converted to housing without planning permission has been successful.

The removal of permitted development rights, which allow the conversion from certain property uses to housing without planning permission, follows concerns raised by the council and business community that residential development in Manor Royal is having a negative impact on its operation as a main employment area.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 09:15

Queens Square developer commits to Crawley

Queens Square developer, Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, has joined a growing list of companies in signing up to Crawley Borough Council’s Developer Partner Charter.

Blakedown Landscapes Ltd — a multi award-winning landscaping and civil engineering company — was appointed as the contractor for Queens Square in May after a tendering process which began at the start of this year.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:30

Green Light for Station Gateway Development

Outline plans to demolish Overline House and transform Crawley Railway Station and the surrounding area have been granted by Crawley Borough Council*.

The council’s Planning Committee approved The Arora Group’s outline application on July 4 2016 which is set to see the area, known as Station Gateway, completely transformed in a residential led regeneration scheme.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 11:45

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