PLANS to boost one of Stone’s natural attractions are to go on show to residents next month.
Improved access to the River Trent corridor, between the A34 and Stone town centre, is just one of the ways it is hoped to make the river area and canalside more inviting to visitors.
Oliver Dyke, of development consultancy Oliver Dyke Associates, is inviting residents to find out more at a series of exhibitions next month.
The first will be at the Crown Hotel on February 1 10am-4pm and there will also be a stall at Stone Farmers’ Market on February 2. Other displays will be held at Moddershall Village Hall on February 4 5pm-8pm and Barlaston Village Hall on February 8 5pm- 8pm. An event at Manor Hill First School in Walton is also planned.
Mr Dyke said: “We are trying to connect Walton with the town centre. This will hopefully improve the access to the riverbank and canal and could get some regeneration around the canal area.”
Plans for a footbridge to link the Trent corridor with Stone town centre were unveiled by Trent Vision Trust in August 2011, but at the time town councillors raised concerns about the prospect of development in the corridor.
Councillor Hood said this week: “It will be interesting to see how the plan has been modified.