Following the announcement on 19 July that the council’s Cabinet has given the green light to proceed with the purchase of Kirkby town centre, work will start next week with ground investigation work on land that is already owned by the council in and around Kirkby town centre.
Preliminary investigations will be carried out on a number of sites within the town centre including the former council building on Cherryfield Drive, as well as the former library and Webster House sites.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic development, said:
“Our ambitions for Kirkby town centre extend beyond the delivery of a supermarket and improved retail and leisure offer. It’s about the town centre as a whole.
“As part of our plans, we are now working to get land that we own primed and ready for new investment.
“Our residents have waited long enough to have the town centre they were promised and anything that we can do to accelerate that development, we will do.”
The planned work will include site investigation, topographical surveys, noise and ecology surveys.
This work is expected to take around two weeks.