The Town Centre North Area Action Plan is no longer being pursued as a vehicle for delivering the aspirations for this part of the Town Centre as established in Core Strategy policy PCS12. Instead the Council will work with the new owners of the Dolphin Shopping Centre and other stakeholders to progress the towns’ ambitions for this important regeneration project.
As a first step in this process the council has produced a prospectus which sets out its ambitions for Town Centre North explaining the background, obstacles, objectives and deliverables for this area. The work that went into progressing the Area Action Plan for Town Centre North provides the context for the prospectus and together with the Core Strategy provides the current planning and development position.
Before its abandonment the Area Action Plan had been through the following stages:
Initial Options - April/May 2006 - Public engagement was carried out on 6 options for regeneration of the Town Centre North area.
Preferred Options - 13th October to 24th November 2006 - On Preferred Options for regeneration.
Consultation responses to the 'Preferred Options Document' and its 'Sustainability Appraisal' can be viewed here.