Tewkesbury residents encouraged to have their say on vital regeneration document

Tewkesbury residents encouraged to have their say on vital regeneration document

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Members of the public are being encouraged to take a look at a new planning document, which will help shape regeneration in Tewkesbury town.

The document, called Tewkesbury Town Regeneration Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), has been developed by Tewkesbury Borough Council, Tewkesbury Town Council and Tewkesbury Regeneration Partnership - which is made up of borough and town councillors and officers, as well as community and business representatives in the town. Its purpose is to provide supporting guidance on the opportunities, constraints and key design principles for the regeneration of key sites within the town centre. 

The SPD describes and analyses each regeneration project in the town – for example Spring Gardens, Healings Mill and Back of Avon, and sets key parameters and principles for each one. The aim is for the document to be used to guide redevelopment and also help promote economic investment and vitality within the town.

Once adopted, the SPD will be an important consideration when assessing planning applications for proposals within the town.

The public is invited to a consultation event on Thursday, 13 December at Tewkesbury Town Hall between 3.30pm and 7pm. There will be members of the council’s planning team as well as representatives from the partnership there to answer questions and gather feedback.

Comments can be received on the SPD until 4pm on Friday, 18 January 2019, and all comments received will be considered and will help inform the final document.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Built Environment Mel Gore said: “This is a really exciting document for Tewkesbury – it will help shape how our town is regenerated and will set guidelines for any future development. I really encourage anyone with a passion for Tewkesbury town centre to get in touch and have their say.”

To have their say and to view an electronic copy of the SPD, residents can visit www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/tewkesbury-town-regeneration-supplementary-planning-consultation

or comments can be emailed to localplanconsultation@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Hard copies of the SPD are also available to view at Tewkesbury Library, Tewkesbury Town Hall, the Public Service Centre, Tewkesbury Abbey and the Tourist Information Centre.