There’s just one week left for residents to share their views on Bridgend County Borough Council’s ambitious plans for Bridgend town centre.
The Bridgend Town Centre Masterplan aims to deliver a series of major improvements over the next 10 years and includes proposals such as a new town square, moving Bridgend College into the heart of the town centre, transforming derelict and empty buildings into new shops and housing, improving vehicle access, relocating the police station, constructing an enhanced new railway station entrance, introducing new landscaping and much more.
These ambitious plans have been designed to create improved areas of open space within the town centre, and to strike a new balance between the benefits of pedestrianisation and requirements for improved access.
The aim is to increase the number of people who shop, work, live, visit and enjoy the town centre by using a ‘zoned’ approach for cultivating retail opportunities, creating new commercial and office space, introducing new public realm works and providing better transport facilities.
I would encourage residents to ensure their voice is heard to help us shape these plans in order to transform and restore Bridgend town as the beating heart of the community and secure its long-term future.Councillor Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration
The consultation closes on Monday 1 March. For more information and to have your say, visit the council’s Bridgend Town Centre Masterplan webpage.