Sankey's Corner in Burntwood
The shopping centre at Sankey's Corner in Burntwood

A Burntwood councillor is urging county council leaders to give the town an early Christmas present by agreeing to funding for improvements at Sankey’s Corner.

Cllr Sue Woodward, Labour representative for Burntwood North at Staffordshire County Council, has tabled a question ahead of a meeting of the authority this week.

In it she asks for an assurance that money will be allocated for the project with a view to implementing improvements sooner rather than later.

Cllr Woodward said the work had been in the pipeline for three years – and insisted action was now needed.

Cllr Sue Woodward

“We have been very patient here in Burntwood waiting for long-promised improvements at Sankey’s Corner.

“The options would see improvements to traffic management and also to the public space at what’s been considered as the possible town centre for a very long time.

“I’m hoping for a positive response which would be a great early Christmas present for the town.”

Cllr Sue Woodward, Staffordshire County Council

Funding was allocated in 2017 for the preparation of a design brief, with final plans due to be put forward soon.

Cllr Woodward added:

“There’s a great deal of support across councils, councillors and residents for Burntwood to get a town centre that looks and feels like one and provides an attractive and welcoming public space.

“Let’s hope it will start happening very soon.” 

Cllr Sue Woodward, Staffordshire County Council

3 replies on “Burntwood councillor calls for funding for Sankey’s Corner improvements to be approved”

  1. Cllr Woodward is spot on here. Sankeys Corner has needed regeneration for years. Fingers crossed it is finally on it’s way. It would also be lovely to see Swan Island upgraded now that the current health centre will soon be vacant and need knocking down. Swan Island must be a very lucrative for the businesses that are there. If only our esteemed MP knew where Sankeys Corner and Swan Island are.

  2. I would love to shop there more often only parking is a big problem hopefully the improvements will consider somehow providing more parking

  3. I agree that Sankey’s Corner could do with some regeneration but I am wondering just what “the Council” can do, other than road layouts? Or our MP? The properties and land are substantially privately owned?

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