Funding of £9.35 million to revitalise Loftus High Street has been secured from the Council, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, and the Future High Streets Fund. Currently in progress: Handale Car Park – We are creating new parking capacity close to the High Street, including e-charge points. The former Barclays bank building is being restored and converted with retail opportunities and visitor accommodation above. (See artist impressions below). Image Image Coming this year: Major highway improvements at Zetland Road/West Road; creating new short-stay parking lay-bys and better footpaths. United Reformed Church is to be renovated into a new cultural space with mixed community and business space. Lighting up Loftus Town Hall with feature lighting, as well as other heritage buildings on the high street. Market Place – creating a more flexible public event space as well as creating new car parking spaces. Arlington Chapel is to be cleared to make way for future sustainable development. Arlington Highway improvements – new speed control measures to this end of the High Street, to assist visitors to easily access Loftus High Street. Coming 2022/23: Temperance Square – a new contemporary square and a ‘Skills and Training Hub’ for the community. Zetland Road Townscape – to preserve and enhance the facades of the buildings on the high street. Duncan Place and Coronation Park (pictured below) – a rejuvenated community hub with a new library facility added, along with an enhanced park. Image Coming 2023/24: Creating a new visitor car park at the existing library site. For more information, please visit the Loftus Future High Streets Fund website.