Plans have been submitted for almost 600 flats to replace two shopping centres and a multi-storey car park in Aldershot.

Shaviram Group has submitted its proposals, planned by D Rose Planning and designed by JTP Architects, to redevelop the key town centre sites.

Under the plans, 17 buildings, ranging from four to 12 storeys, which include 596 flats and 46,500 sq ft of flexible commercial space, will replace the vacant Galleries shopping centre, the almost vacant Arcade shopping centre and High Street multi-storey car park.

A public square will form the centrepiece of the development. A breakdown of the flats shows 330 with one bedroom and 266 with two.

The commercial space includes use classes A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services), A3 (restaurant and café), B1a (offices) and D1 (medical and civic) across 13 units.

Each flat will have one parking space and there will be 862 cycle parking spaces for the homes. For shoppers, the scheme proposes 250 parking spaces and 106 cycle spaces.

The application’s planning statement says the scheme does not adversely affect local amenity, highway safety or environment. It concludes: “It would also have a significantly positive impact upon the built and socio-economic environment within Aldershot.”

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