RESIDENTS have less than one week left to have their say on the plans to transform Redditch Railway Station.

A consultation for the redevelopment proposals of Redditch Railway Station was launched back in June and will end on Monday, August 7.

The new, emerging plans, showing the station to be ‘both sustainable and ambitious’, were released at the end of June by Worcestershire County Council. 

The plans include the construction of a new two-storey accessible station building including a ticket office, passenger waiting areas, toilets, and retail unit.

The capital cost of the project is expected to be £ 11 million (excluding land acquisition), which is funded by Worcestershire County Council and a Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Getting Building Funding award.

A landscaped public space in front of the station will also be created along with an upgraded crossing over Unicorn Hill to the bus interchange, the Kingfisher Shopping Centre and Redditch town centre.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, said: “The designs for the station are new and exciting and I am eager to encourage anyone who hasn’t completed our survey yet to take the opportunity to do so.   

The engagement period closes shortly and we will carefully review and consider all the valuable feedback received. 

"This will then feed into a planning application which will be submitted to the local planning authority by the end of the year.’’   

He added: “The station will be a key transport interchange and provide a welcoming gateway to the town centre, improving access to employment, education, leisure and travel opportunities.’’ 

New improved cycleways on Unicorn Hill and cycle storage facilities at the station will also be provided.

The pubic feedback will be used to inform the development of the proposals before the submission of a planning application later this year.

People can read more about the plans and have their say here: