Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, and its strategic development partner Queensberry, are bringing forward two exciting projects as part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme:
As part of the pre-application planning process we are inviting members of the public to tell us what they think about the proposals.
We want to hear your views on these projects and we will consider them as we finalise the proposals. You can do this by:
We ask that your feedback reaches us by 18th January.
We look forward to hearing your views.
We held a public consultation webinar on Thursday 6th January at 6pm. If you were unable to attend this session, you can watch a recording of the session below.
Please click the questions below to read the answers.
By locating the Digital Skills and Innovation Centre in the town centre students will be able to take advantage of the retail and hospitality offer next door. Additionally, the proposals include active frontages on Abbey Street, such as a bistro and shop which will attract more footfall. Bridge to Living will be residential-led, creating 35 dwellings in the town centre. By locating people into the town centre they will be able to take advantage of local amenities and increase the footfall for the retail and hospitality offerings.
As part of the submission for planning permission, included will be a Construction Management Plan which will set out the times and movements vehicles will take to mitigate disruption in the town centre. Special consideration will also be paid to how both projects coordinate their works to avoid any amplified impact.
Nuneaton town centre has a large parking offering and parking options are not limited to the existing Abbey Street car park. Once complete the new proposals will contain 435 car parking spaces.
Both projects give priority to pedestrians and cyclists and encourage active travel. Bridge to Living is designed to provide new non-car links to the high street by providing a direct connection from George Elliot Memorial Gardens to Bridge Street. For the Digital Skills and Innovation Centre the public realm improvements create new non-car routes, particularly across the north-south axis. Both proposals will include secure cycle parking facilities.
Currently we are consulting on the principle of the projects. We want to receive your feedback and consider it before putting together final plans and submitting. Following submission there will be a Council-run statutory consultation period where final detailed plans will be consulted upon.