11th Dec, 2018

Regeneration proposals for Redditch are endorsed by council's executive committee

THE LEADER of Redditch Borough Council has said he is excited by the prospect of the regeneration plan which was endorsed by the executive committee on Tuesday.

Members agreed to allocate £50,000 to support the proposals in the plan and include an initial £150,000 budget to write up a full business case.

Coun Bill Hartnett said: “Although it is in the early stages and is currently just a concept and a proposal, it is a great opportunity.”

The scheme has been put together by officers working with both public and private sector organisations.

Among some of the proposals are to move the Council House to the former hospital site in Church Road so the current building could be transformed into housing or office space.

The current Redditch Library building could also be demolished with the library moving into the new Council House and the area being used for public open space.

Coun Hartnett added more residential accommodation would breathe new life into the town centre and make it more vibrant.

The scheme would not all be paid for by public money and private investment would be needed.

The plans will now be put before full council.

* What do you think? How would you like Redditch town centre to look in the future? Email us with your views at editor@redditchstandard.co.uk

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