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Ashton Town Centre


We are working to improve Ashton Town Centre and make it a better place for everyone to shop, work, live and visit.

At the end of 2022 we carried out public consultation on the proposed plans using feedback from the earlier Love Ashton event held at Ashton Market Hall and asked for views from everyone from key stakeholders, Ashton market traders, Ashton Town Team, businesses, council officers, visitors and the local community.


You said, we did!

We’ve used local opinions and views to shape our design ideas for the first phase of works which will centre on Ashton Market Square and Outdoor Market.

The plans will be implemented using £10.8m of the £19.87m Levelling Up Fund awarded by Government in October 2021 and form part of the wider Ashton Town Centre Public Realm Strategy.

The plans include replacing existing outdoor kiosk and stall structures with a large canopy to create a more inviting and adaptable space with re-orientated market units to meet the needs of modern market traders.

Ashton town Centre


The information that went out for consultation can be viewed in the summary document here.

Following the consultation period, the proposed plans were approved by Tameside Council Executive Cabinet, in March 2023 and planning permission was granted by the Local Planning Authority in September 2023. The main works will start in Summer 2024 and continue until March 2025.



Read the proposals Ashton Public Realm Strategy Phase 1 – Ashton Market Square

You can also download our brochure to find more about the plans underway to utilise the £20m Levelling up fund and how it could benefit you or your business.

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