Market Street Community Forum – an update on the plans for the ‘urban village’

Posted on 14th September 2015 in Community Consultation - 0

Following the Community Planning Weekend July and great feedback from the Newbury community, Grainger is inviting all local residents and business to the Market Street Community Forum for an update on the proposals for the development opportunity site between the railway station and Market Street.

The Community Forum will be an opportunity to see and discuss the latest emerging proposals, including a new physical model. The plans for a new ‘urban village’ linking the town centre with the railway station have been brought to life by way of a 3D physical model, showing how the new development would look on the site, the public open spaces it would provide, along with the pedestrian and vehicular routes proposed.

David Walters, Development Director at Grainger said:

The local community has been extremely helpful and given up their time to help shape our proposals and we are keen to involve them as the plans develop. The Community Forum has been set up to allow residents to receive updates from the project team and ask any questions they may have and we look forward to welcoming them to this forum.”

Details of the Market Street, Newbury Community Forum:

Date: 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 24 September 2015      Venue: St Nicolas Church, West Mills, Newbury RG14 5HG

Community Forum programme:

7pm                      Exhibition opens

7.20pm                 Update presentation of the emerging proposals

7.50pm                 Questions

8pm                      One to one conversations around the model and exhibition

8.30pm                 Close

In July, Grainger held a Community Planning Weekend, which was attended by over 200 people who provided local knowledge which has helped us create a Vision for the site at Market Street, Newbury.

The next step is for the design team at JTP to prepare a detailed planning application for the site. It is anticipated the application will be submitted by Grainger, the developer, to West Berkshire Council in autumn 2015.

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