CTRU will review the progress of town center revitalization and will prepare a spatial strategy and action plan for the wider town center – to include proposals for fourteen potential development sites. Amongst the draft proposals is a concept for an”arc of growth”, to extend the commercial, leisure and residential components of a bigger and more diverse town center along the spectacular Great Ouse waterfront.
Building partnerships are essential if the strategies on paper are to be translated into action on the ground, Since our first Centre Vision report for Huntingdon in 2000, a number of the proposals have moved forward – a successful partnership has been established, and new investment is going in. Now it’s time for the next step of valuations by www.adelaidepropertyvaluations.net.au.
The Centre Vision team has more than a decade of practical experience in over 100 town centers. Last year, the Oxmoor Estate in Huntingdon received funding for development. The Civic Trust Regeneration Unit used Planning for Real in 2001 to engage residents in the action plan for their estate. Funding is now in place and work has begun on the regeneration of Sapley Square to provide a new neighborhood center, including shops, community facilities, a health care center and housing. CTRU has also been commissioned in Oakham, Leicestershire. Work with the Oakham Town Partnership is focusing on the historic core.
CTRU is developing proposals for the area to become a venue for theatre, music, entertainment, education in the arts, fairs, and festivals. The Civic Trust put together a platform of expert speakers to address these issues. Speakers were drawn from the private and public sector, as well as the police, and chaired by Mike Gilbert, Chief Executive of the British Cement Industry and Trustee of the Civic Trust. How we can deter anti-social behavior with recent examples from our Prudential 4 Youth anti-social behavior and Prudential Grass Roots environmental programmes.