VIDEO: Worksop Bus station plans ready for all to see

The wheels of progress are well and truly turning on plans for Worksop’s new £3.2 million bus station.

Plans for the eight-bay interchange on the corner of Newcastle Street and Watson Road have now been finalised.

Artists impression of the new Worksop Bus Station

Artists impression of the new Worksop Bus Station

And now it is YOUR chance to see them and have your say on the long awaited scheme.

The project has experienced some delays, with the new interchange now expected to open in spring 2015.

Construction work was initially due to start this autumn, with the facility opening to passengers in summer 2014.

But now the plans have been submitted to Notts County Council and are open for a period of public consultation.

Consultation started on 1st November and lasts until 9th December. You can see the application documents online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/travelling/travel/buses/busstations/busstationimprovementschemes

“Consultation comments will be reviewed and a report put together which will recommend or refuse the application,” said a county council spokesperson.

“Hopefully it will be recommended for the planning and licencing committee to approve the scheme at it January 2014 meeting.”

“It is hoped that work can soon start on clearing the site ready for work to start.”

If the green light is given, work could begin in May.

The new bus station will replace the run-down shelters on Hardy Street and will be similar to Retford’s bus station, built five years ago.

It will feature a cafe, toilets, baby changing facilities, information desk and digital screens.

Number 30 Watson Road, the former Worksop Flowers site and advertising hoardings, will be bulldozed to make way for the bus station.

Part of the land will be leased to the county council by Bassetlaw Council, which will also contribute towards the station’s running costs.