Have your say on the Cirencester Town Centre Masterplan

Cotswold District Council is sharing its Framework Masterplan for Cirencester Town Centre this February 2024 — and it's inviting residents and businesses to have their say during a public consultation.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Have your say on the future of Cirencester town centre as Cotswold District Council reveals its Town Centre Framework Masterplan for public consultation.

Residents and businesses in Cirencester and the surrounding areas are being invited to have their say on Cotswold District Council's Town Centre Framework Masterplan this February 2024. 

Sharing its future vision for Cirencester Town Centre, it is inviting local people to speak to town planners and share feedback at an event at the Corinium Museum on Wednesday 21 February 2024.

The Framework Masterplan, which is in the very early stages, sets out how the council plans to honour Cirencester's rich heritage, while also expanding the range of services on offer in the town centre and laying the foundations for economic growth through future development and infrastructure.

As a Supplementary Planning Document, it will provide detailed advice and guidance on policies within the Cotswold District Local Plan, which is also being consulted on at the same time. 

Some of the deliverables in the Masterplan include long-term plans to facilitate a shift from car use to sustainable transport, including safe walking and cycling routes; diversifying the mix of uses and services in Cirencester Town Centre, helping to make it more responsive and resilient to rapid change; and creating better connections with the wider ecological network, developing multi-functional green spaces within the historic town centre.

Cabinet member for planning and regulatory services, councillor Juliet Layton, said: 'This vision for Cirencester is a starting point to inform the development of the town centre in the future. The plan will include how we foresee transport and movement around the town and the design of new buildings and will build on the existing successful retail and cultural uses in the town.  

'A change of uses in the town centre will mean a wider range of services including business and employment, education, leisure, entertainment, culture, community and health. 

'Cirencester has a rich heritage, which draws tourists from all over the world. The masterplan will seek to protect and enhance the town’s history, creating a more accessible network of cultural and heritage sites across the town. 

'This is an exciting opportunity for residents to get involved in this vision and I urge residents to be a part of the process to make Cirencester an even better place to live, work and visit.'

People can share their views at the event on Wednesday 21 February 2024 at the Corinium Museum from 10am to 8pm.

Anyone who isn't able to attend the event in person can submit their views on the Cotswold District Council digital engagement website.

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