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Get your comments in - consultation on draft Masterplan for Nelson closes on Friday!

Published: Wednesday, 14th July 2021

Photo of the Nelson Shuttle sculpture in Nelson town centre

The Nelson Shuttle in Nelson town centre. Photo by Andy Ford.

People who live, work, study or shop in Nelson are being urged to give their views on an ambitious new Masterplan.

The deadline for comments is on Friday (16 July) so anyone who wants to have their say has just a few days.

The aim of the Masterplan is to support the long-term regeneration of Nelson town centre and the wider town. 

During 2020, a team of consultants led by Cushman and Wakefield prepared a draft Masterplan for Nelson. 

Its development has involved consultation with local residents and stakeholders, a physical analysis of the town and a review of socio-economic indicators, existing policies and strategies, as well as the property market.

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “The Masterplan will be considered by our Policy and Resources Committee and Full Council in the summer.

“Before it is, we really want to know what you think.

“Please take the time to view the draft Masterplan on our website and comment online.”

He stressed: “It’s vital that as many people as possible have a say in Nelson’s future so that we can do all we can to meet the needs of our businesses and communities.

“It will be the blueprint for the future direction of the town over the next 10 years and the positive effects will be felt far beyond this.

“This is a huge opportunity as we hope to secure Town’s Funding for Nelson through the Town Deal as well as additional money from other funding streams.”

You can view the draft Masterplan on Pendle Council’s website –

Please make your comments using the online form by 5pm on Friday 16 July.

All comments will be reported to Committee for them to consider alongside the draft Masterplan report later in the summer. 

Notes to editors

The Masterplan:

  • establishes a vision for the town, which was reviewed and refined by the Nelson Town Deal Board 
  • sets out the opportunities and priorities for regeneration and growth 
  • reflects the views of interested people and organisations and the local community 
  • identifies sites and buildings across the town which could accommodate growth and improvement 
  • provides a strategy for improving Nelson town centre 
  • proposes changes to the boundary of the town centre, focusing visitors into a smaller core area, and making it more lively 
  • provides an action plan of short, medium and long term actions 
  • provides a plan which will support future funding bids to Government and other sources to develop and deliver the actions it proposes.