Work con­tin­ues on re­gen­er­a­tion plan for gar­dens area of town

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» WORK is con­tin­u­ing to iden­tify a way for­ward to re­gen­er­ate the Spring Gar­dens area of Tewkes­bury town.

Work­ing with its ad­vi­sors, Mace, the bor­ough coun­cil has been car­ry­ing out a wide range of re­search and ev­i­dence gath­er­ing to de­velop con­cept.

Ev­i­dence on vi­able op­tions sug­gests that the site would ben­e­fit from be­ing a flex­i­ble space with the po­ten­tial to ac­com­mo­date car park­ing, public space, re­tail, leisure, and res­i­den­tial, with the aim of re­gen­er­at­ing the area and adding more vi­tal­ity to the town.

As part of its re­search and ev­i­dence gath­er­ing, Mace has been work­ing with the bor­ough coun­cil - and the Spring Gar­dens work­ing group in par­tic­u­lar on a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties which were de­signed to gather the in­for­ma­tion and ev­i­dence needed to iden­tify what would work at the site.

The next stage of the project will be to iden­tify a pre­ferred way for­ward over the com­ing months.

A full public con­sul­ta­tion will be launched in 2020. This will be an op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in the dis­cus­sion and help in­flu­ence what hap­pens with this im­por­tant area in Tewkes­bury.

Tewkes­bury Bor­ough Coun­cil’s Leader, Coun­cil­lor Rob Bird, said: “This is a very ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for us to re­ally rein­vig­o­rate the town cen­tre of Tewkes­bury, and we need to get it right.

“We know mem­bers of the public are keen to know what the fu­ture is for the site, and as soon as we have a vi­able op­tion based on the ev­i­dence, re­search and stake­holder en­gage­ment, we will be ask­ing for the public’s views.”

The coun­cil’s pre­vi­ous mas­ter plan­ning work for the town pro­vides the con­text for its am­bi­tions and its prin­ci­ples - such as re­pair­ing the his­toric grain of the town and pro­vid­ing a mix of uses on the site that add life and vi­tal­ity to the town – and re­in­force the coun­cil’s as­pi­ra­tion to de­liver a high qual­ity scheme.

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