The key to achieving a successful development in Buckley Town Centre will lie in strong partnership working between the public and private sector.  Flintshire County Council, will play a vital role in providing strategic direction and are committed to ensuring that the quality of services meets with the aspirations to transform the Town Centre. ‘The Buckley Investment Strategy’ presented a series of recommendation for the regeneration of Buckley in the near term:

 

  • Broaden reasons to go to Buckley
  • Support existing businesses
  • Focus on increasing activity in the existing town centre footprint, rather than expanding the footprint
  • Proceed with the Gr wp Cynefin Proposal
  • Promote a mixed-use development for the vacant land east of Precinct Way
  • Develop long-term plan for the Swimming Baths building
  • Develop a programme of promoting Buckley Town Centre
  • Review level of resources and support for Buckley Town Centre Manager
Buckley Investment Strategy Window
This Timeline summarises the Key Actions to deliver on these recommendations. The Council remains open to deliver y options and flexible in the use of its landholdings, to ensure that the right deliver y mechanisms are defined for a range of local and other occupiers.
InvestmentTimeline

1

  • Increased Social Media and Events Profile
  • Allow vehicles to travel and park along Brunswick Road
  • Support scheme linking traders with new businesses
  • Reinforced Chamber of Trade

2

  • Customer Service protocol
  • Bus stops on Brunswick Road
  • Engage with Town Centre Landowners and
  • Buckley Shopping Centre
  • Regular Youth Market
  • Business support tools
  • Encouraged use of vacant premises
  • Expansion of Town Centre Manager Role
  • Annual Monitoring of KPIs

3

  • Targeted grants for restaurants
  • Restaurant competition for free rent
  • Liaison with regional commercial agents

4

  • Development of ‘Fringe’ sites for mixed use, including residential development where appropriate
  • Support development between Aldi and Buckley Shopping Centre
  • Redevelopment of The Old Buckley Baths