A draft Loughborough Town Centre Masterplan has been drawn up and it sets out a number of proposals to develop the town centre to ensure its viability and vitality in the future.

We are now consulting on the document and all views are welcome. You can have a say by completing this online survey.

More information about the masterplan is also available on our website www.charnwood.gov.uk/masterplan2017.

We have also created six boards with information about the masterplan which you can view and then give us your feedback. There are links to the boards in the questions below but they can also be viewed on the Council website.

The deadline for comments is September 22, 2017.

* 1. Board 1 provides an introduction to the project and summarises what we think are the key opportunities for the town centre. Have we got these right?

Vision
"Loughborough Town Centre will be a successful and vibrant place with a strong identity that stems from its role as a market town and home to Loughborough University. It will be an attractive destination with a diverse retail and leisure offer, a mix of housing and a wide range of employment opportunities.
The town will be easy to access with a well connected network of vehicular and pedestrian routes. Activity in the town will be supported by a range of events and innovative marketing, business and promotional strategies that will make Loughborough a great place to be."

Objectives
1 - To strengthen connections across the town centre to create a more legible network of streets and spaces linking key destinations and promoting active travel
2 - To enhance the townscape by ensuring that new development responds to the distinctive pattern of uses and character across the town and to protect and enhance the town’s offer
3 - To support physical interventions with a series of short term interventions to promote the town’s brand, attract visitors and enliven the town centre

* 2. Do you support the vision and objectives for the Loughborough Town Centre Masterplan?

* 3. Board 2 – Movement and Arrival. The Masterplan proposes several locations where the landscaping and design of the road carriageways / pavements across the town centre could be improved.  Do you support improvements in the following areas?

  Strongly support Support Neutral Do not support Strongly do not support
The Rushes
High Street
Baxter Gate
Biggin Street
Derby Square
Market Place to Bedford Sqaure

* 4. Regarding movement and travel, are there any other areas we have missed?

* 5. Can you prioritise which of these areas you would like to see improved first? Please rate your TOP THREE preferences. (please only tick three areas at the most)

  1st priority  2nd priority 3rd priority
The Rushes
High Street
Baxter Gate
Biggin Street
Derby Square
Market Place to Bedford Square

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