The Public Realm Implementation Framework (PRIF) was launched in the 2005 Town Centre Action Framework (TCAF). The document supports the Council's vision to realise central Bolton's full economic potential, through guidance on the delivering of high quality, vibrant and safe public spaces that attract investment and enjoyment by central Bolton residents, businesses and visitors alike.

The PRIF objectives are to:

  • Create a vision for Bolton’s public realm
  • Ensure consistency of design and quality in the public realm
  • Create a more functional and pedestrian-friendly environment
  • Channel public realm investment effectively
  • Provide a context for public realm funding bids and negotiations
  • Achieve high standard in design and maintenance

The PRIF sets quality standards that will ensure a continuity of character across central Bolton and provide an appropriate setting for high quality architecture and urban design in new developments.  It contains detailed guidelines on carriageway and footway surfacing, street furniture, lighting and soft landscaping.

The PRIF is made up of three separate documents:

  • Part 1: A vision – establishing good connections and how people get around central Bolton
  • Part 2: A baseline study – looking at a palette of materials and street furniture that could be used and establishing detailed specifications
  • Part 3: An implementation plan – considers costs, priorities and potential  delivery methods

An executive summary and excel spreadsheet setting out the detailed costs is also available to download in Adobe PDF format from the Downloads tab.

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