The Cabinet had before a * report of the Group Manager for Corporate Property and Commercial Assets requesting the approval of a regeneration scheme for Tiverton town centre between Fore Street and the pannier market, to enable a tender process to commence.
The Cabinet Member for Housing outlined the contents of the report highlighting the previous schemes which had not come to fruition and the detail of the current scheme which would encourage footfall through to the Pannier Market and Market Walk and then onto Bampton Street to create a circular shopping route that would assist all traders in its path, this would be backed up by additional signage. A planning application had been submitted for the demolition of the ground floor retail shop at 34 Fore Street to create a widened pedestrian access to the Pannier Market, the construction of 3 flats and 3 units in plot 36. The layout and design of the proposal demonstrated that the site could accommodate the amount of retail and residential development. The widening of the pedestrian access adjacent to 34 Fore Street would improve pedestrian access and visibility of the Pannier Market from Fore Street and make a more welcoming approach.
Consideration was given to:
· The next step for the project, that of a tender process
· The desire to deliver the masterplan which would give confidence to the other main towns with regard to regeneration
RESOLVED to proceed with the tender process for this key regeneration project in the heart of Tiverton town centre, in line with the results of the stage one Tiverton Masterplan public consultation.
(Proposed by Cllr R L Stanley and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
i) Cllr C J Eginton declared a personal interest as he had a shop in the town;
ii) Cllr R L Stanley declared a personal interest as the project was within his portfolio as Cabinet Member;
iii) * Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.