Have your say on plans to transform a corner of Mansfield
Residents, local businesses and key stakeholders are being invited to give their views on how to transform a large area of Mansfield at meetings being held at the Salvation Army Centre, Victoria Street, Mansfield on 24 and 25 July.
The meetings are being hosted by BDP consultants, who have been commissioned by Mansfield District Council to develop an employment led Regeneration Framework for an area described as Portland Gateway Regeneration Area; which includes Quarry lane, Portland Retail Park, Lord street, Bishop Street, Victoria Street, Dallas Street and the former Mansfield Shoe Co. factory.
A meeting for local residents will take place between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Thursday 24 July with a further session for landowners and local businesses being held on Friday 25 July between 2 and 4pm.
This latest event follows previous meetings held at the end of June where ideas and comments were invited from key stakeholders about the issues and opportunities within the area, including:
- A new strategic town centre car park to offer 250 spaces.
- The provision and enhancement of local employment opportunities.
- Improved access and transport links to other areas of the town centre.
- Design guidelines and site development briefs to inform development across the built environment.
This meeting is the next step in a process designed towards developing plans to transform the area; and is being supported by a week long static exhibition of development ideas, which is being made available to view in the reception at the Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South and at the Salvation Army Centre on Victoria Street between 21 and 25 July.
Councillor Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council's Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, commented: "This is a great opportunity for interested parties to come together and formulate a vision for the renewal of this notable area of the town."
"I would urge any members of the community and local businesses to come along and have their say."