Since the Plan was adopted, MBPC and the BVPG have started implementing community aspirations, including:

Obtaining funding and agreements for the footpath on Wellsborough Road to the Water Park and a bus shelter at the terminus

Improving the Memorial Gardens

Addressing the many concerns regularly identified by residents, businesses and visitors concerning:

  • Improving pedestrian safety and identifying pedestrian crossing places
  • Slowing traffic in the main pedestrian areas
  • Increasing parking spaces through provision of extra parking spaces, echelon parking and time restricted parking
  • Improving the market place surface to reduce risk, minimise maintenance and enrich the character of the area.

Progressing work on a Town Centre Redevelopment Scheme

MBPC and the BVPG have continued to work producing new documents to support the Plan, including:

A Design Brief for the Station Field site to help ensure that developments comply with the Plan policies

Working with landowners and HBBC to produce a Master Plan for the Station Field site. This:

  • illustrates how the site may be developed in a sustainable manner to provide an attractive new extension to the existing community.
  • ensures that there is a clear appreciation of the community‚Äôs aspirations
  • prepares and communicates attractive scheme proposals that clearly set out the vision and key parameters and principles for the future development of the site
  • assists in the delivery of the mixed use development of the site

Producing the Tree and Hedgerow survey

Working with external consultants to produce:

  • a Housing Needs Assessment to provide an up to date analysis of the number of new dwellings needed
  • a Housing Requirement analysis to provide an up to date view of the types of new dwellings needed
  • Design Codes to reflect the community’s aspirations for future development