Options unveiled for Riverside Renaissance
Mansfield district residents are invited to have their say on emerging plans to redevelop a part of the town's heritage.
The Riverside Renaissance regeneration area is a key gateway to the town and lies to the east of Mansfield's inner ring road and connects White Hart Street to the former Mansfield Brewery site.
Mansfield District Council with the financial support of emda is hoping to promote a mixed use employment-led mixed use regeneration scheme for the site, which would also include a hotel, retail, leisure units and car parking facilities.
The scheme also aims to maximise the potential of the River Maun, which runs through the site but is culverted in places and in others follows deep engineered channels surrounded by metal fencing. The aim is to re-engineer the river to provide a positive setting which will drive development values whilst creating for the wider public a new parkland setting for the river to replace the Festival Gardens lost in the creation of the town's inner ring road.
A meeting for key stakeholders to discuss the options will be held in the Making It! Centre on Weighbridge Road, adjacent to the Riverside Renaissance site, on Wednesday 1 October from 10am-1pm.
The plans for the redevelopment of the site will be available for the wider public in the café area of the Making It! Centre from Monday 29 September until Friday 3 October. All residents will have the opportunity to visit and leave their comments on the site options, which will be taken into consideration during the planning process.
Councillor Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration at Mansfield District Council commented: "The Riverside Renaissance scheme is a wonderful opportunity to redevelop a key gateway into Mansfield, providing numerous possible employment opportunities."
"It is also highly innovative in that it seeks to enhance one of our natural assets, the River Maun, from which Mansfield takes its name."
"I would urge anyone interested in the plans to go along to the Making It! Centre, look at the plans and leave their comments."