Stratford town centre’s £17.9m redevelopment to start in the autumn

Changes will be made to Stratford town centre

Changes will be made to Stratford town centre - Credit: Archant

More footpaths, safter cycling facilities and new public spaces are set to come to Stratford after cabinet members approved proposals to transform the town centre.

The plans, which were subject to a public consultation last year, also include removing the gyratory system and re-introducing a conventional two-way high street in the Broadway.

In a report to councillors, the gyratory was described as “very intimidating” and a “major barrier to pedestrians going about their normal town centre activities”.

In the past three years, the report adds, more than 100 accidents have taken place in the Broadway area.

The scheme will cost £17.9 million, and will be funded by both Transport for London and the council.

Cllr David Christie said: “It’s a massive investment by this council and [Transport for] London in our community.”

Cabinet members had originally approved the design and consultation phases of the scheme back in March 2015.

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Work on the project is set to begin in the autumn, after the conclusion of the World Athletics Championships at the London Stadium.