Work continues on regeneration plan for gardens area of town
» 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.