Major Developments

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF PLANS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF LAND IN FARNBOROUGH TOWN CENTRE ADJOINING THE MEADS

Local people and businesses will be able to have their say on the latest in a series of plans to transform Farnborough’s town centre. The proposals are for the redevelopment of land between Kingsmead and Queensmead, part of St. Modwen’s multi-million-pound regeneration scheme – much of which has already been successfully completed.
The original scheme was part of the wider masterplan and received planning permission in 2004. The plans have now been revised and St. Modwen is keen to hear people’s views, particularly town centre businesses, residents and other users, before submitting a new planning application.
The plans will be on display at a public exhibition on:
Tuesday 14th November 2017 between 2pm to 8pm at:
The Meads Business Centre, The Meads Shopping Centre, Farnborough GU14 7SR.
Representatives from St. Modwen and the consultancy team, including Architect – Lyons Sleeman Hoare and Planning Consultant – WYG, will be on hand to answer questions.
The revised plans provide new retail and leisure floorspace and a mix of town centre apartments. The new proposals include:
• Shops on the ground floor and leisure on the first floor;
• 68 apartments over eight floors (one less than in the original proposals);
• A communal garden for the new apartments;
• 58 car parking spaces, and stands for 118 bicycles, on the third floor – accessed through the existing Kingsmead multi-storey car park;
• A bridge link to the previously completed car park on the roof of Block 2 above The Gym.
The scheme will also provide a contribution to affordable housing and public open space.
Philip Robins, Senior Development Manager at St. Modwen said: “The site is a key element within the overall regeneration of Farnborough town centre. The original plans for this phase have been revised to incorporate an improved design that will enhance the local retail and leisure offer, whilst providing town centre living, with optimised car parking facilities. We are looking forward to hearing what local people think and in particular, the views of town centre businesses, residents and users.”
More information is available here [link to webpage] or email public.consultation@wyg.com