From 2021 a new exciting town centre will be delivered, offering something for everyone.
We want to ensure the creation of a vibrant long-lasting town centre with a variety of shops, cafes, community and commercial business space. A range of cultural and leisure uses will draw residents and visitors to the heart of the town, making it a destination where people come to dwell, not just to shop or eat. Retail and leisure units will be intermingled with the entertainment spaces, along with the Makers Market, office accommodation and a supermarket.
Getting in and out of the town centre will be made easier, with the introduction of a new transport hub. There will be an enhanced bus service to surrounding villages and roads; new car parking will be added, with most of the spaces within the new buildings. Please click here for more details about the neighbourhood.
Phase 1 –Plans for this phase include new shops, cafes and office space; a Makers Market including business space, heritage centre as well as a covered market hall; the proposed new leisure centre with six lane swimming pool, fitness centre and studios; a six-screen cinema in the former Sergeant’s Mess; a landscaped ‘Arrival Square’, ‘Town Square’ and ‘Town Park’; residential apartments and maisonettes; and supporting transport options e.g bus stops.
Phase 2 – A scheme which brings additional shops, food store, a new hotel and spa and a restaurant quarter will follow on from phase 1.