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The Waterside


Other major cities have achieved huge success by transforming their waterfronts. Now it’s Leicester’s turn.

Leicester Regeneration Company and Leicester City Council have proposals for the area around the river and the canalside. We need your help to get them right.

Waterside is one of Leicester’s hidden treasures. It could become one of the most attractive urban areas in the country. Our exhibition shows how it could change. Come and have a look and give us your views.

Our proposals are:
  • A new, high-quality housing quarter, focused around a new canal basin.
  • Shops and restaurants, and facilities to meet the needs of the local community - perhaps a community centre, school and healthcare centre.
  • Improved access to the river and canal, with waterside walks, more open space, and facilities for boaters.
  • Better links to the city centre and surrounding housing areas for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • A series of changes to Vaughan Way, to reduce its effect as a barrier to the Waterside while keeping the traffic flowing.

We would like to tell you more about these ideas and get your views. You can do this by:

  • Coming to the exhibition, which explains the ideas and shows you a detailed plan – times and places are below
  • Look in the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 1 February, where there will be full details and a form for your comments
  • Have a look at the detailed report, between 7 February and 18 March, at:
    - Leicester City Council customer services, Welford Place
    - Leicester Regeneration Company, Halford House, Charles St (next door to ‘Connexions’)
    - Central Lending Library
    - Leicester Mercury Offices

If you would like a full copy of the draft Framework report and proposals, please e-mail or telephone and ask for Steve Compton.

You can visit our public display at the following times and places:

31 Jan-4 Feb
Fosse Neighbourhood Centre and Library, Mantle Road

Stand staffed 2 Feb, 10 am – 7 pm

7-10 Feb
Woodgate Community and Resources Centre, Woodgate

Stand staffed 8 Feb, 10 am – 7 pm

14-18 Feb
Leicester train station

Stand staffed 17 Feb, 10 am – 6 pm

21-25 Feb
The Shires, upper balcony near Debenhams

Stand staffed every day, 9.30 am – 6 pm (until 8 pm on 23 Feb)

28 Feb-4 Mar
Slater Primary School, Slater Street

Stand staffed 3 Mar, 10 am – 5.30 pm

7-11 Mar
Vaughan College, St Nicholas Circle

Stand staffed 10 Mar, 10 am – 5 pm

14-18 Mar
Leicester Mercury Offices, St George Way

Stand staffed 17 Mar, 10 am – 5.30 pm