South of Romsey Town Centre Masterplan
Work on a Masterplan for the south of Romsey town centre commenced in 2018 and was spearheaded by Romsey Future Partnership. For a period of two years there was extensive public consultation with residents, businesses and other stakeholders and interest groups with regard to each element of the future regeneration for the area as the plans were prepared by planning consultants Nexus Planning and Perkins + Will Architects.
The document proposes short term public realm improvements, medium term mixed-use development with new housing, community and leisure uses alongside a new and improved transport hub with no loss of current conveniences; while in the long term the plan is for the relocation of the Aldi supermarket with the current site being redeveloped for employment and leisure use.
An important milestone during the development of the Masterplan was the opportunity for Test Valley Borough Council to hold a Citizens’ Assembly which focused on the regeneration of the area; over a 4 day period a cohort of Romsey residents heard from experts, examined evidence and produced 12 recommendations for the Masterplan and the future of Romsey as a whole. These recommendations as well as all of the feedback from the public consultation events were taken into consideration and helped to produce the final version of the Masterplan.
The Masterplan was adopted by the Council on 2 September 2020
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