Plans for £750,000 revamp in Ripley

Proposals have been put forward for a £750,000 revamp of a Derbyshire town centre.

Amber Valley Borough Council said it wanted to improve shop fronts, paving and boost the use of Ripley market.

The plans also include a £150,000 walkway linking the town centre to Crossley Park and to the new long-stay car park on Cromford Road.

The proposals are expected to be discussed at a full council meeting later.

The council said if the plans are approved, the investment will include major improvements to the paving and landscaping on Derby Road, Church Street and Grosvenor Road.

Councillor Liz Bowley, cabinet member for green and thriving places to live, said: "I see this as kick starting the transformation of the town.

"Crossley Park is an asset to Ripley but there is currently no obvious way to get to it from the centre.

"If our vision is realised it would provide a safe link to the park from the town centre and create a focal point for residents, shoppers and visitors to the town."

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