DLP Planning Ltd are pleased to announce that we have submitted an outline planning application for the redevelopment of a major site in central Trowbridge on behalf of Wiltshire Council.
The 2.3 ha site known as ‘East Wing’ sits between the County Hall and the River Biss and was identified in the Trowbridge Masterplan as a ‘key opportunity site’ and a strategically important regeneration opportunity. The site is currently being used as a staff car park as Council offices previously occupying the site have been demolished. A large vacant building known as ‘Chapmans’ also remains but is to be demolished as part of the proposals.
Working with a number of consultants, including AWW Architects who were responsible for producing the masterplan, DLP lead the consultant team and managed the preparation of the outline application. The mixed uses proposal includes:
- New urgent care health facility for Trowbridge;
- New leisure centre, with the potential for a swimming pool and diving facilities;
- Provision of a range of retail/ café units;
- Mix of flats to including, open market, affordable and retirement living units;
- Provision of a family pub;
- New pedestrian footbridge across the River Biss, to link the site to the town centre; and
- New walkway along River Biss corridor.
The intention of the project is to deliver a high quality, vibrant, mixed-use development, which supports the overall vision for the town centre. Wiltshire Council are also looking for this development to promote an attractive route into the centre of Trowbridge, including the location of a new pedestrian bridge and maintaining future opportunities to open up the River Biss Corridor.
DLP supported a public consultation event last week and were there to answer any queries from the local community and interested stakeholders. We will continue to work proactively with the Case Officer to ensure a timely decision is achieved.
Image courtesy of AWW Architects