A planning application to redevelop part of Aldershot’s run down town centre with a major mixed-use scheme is expected to be submitted by March.

The Rushmoor Development Partnership (RDP), a joint venture between Rushmoor Borough Council and its development partner, Hill Investment Partnerships, held public consultation events on January 16 and 18 over its plans which include new homes, student accommodation and flexible retail and commercial space.

The proposed development will be centred around a public square and what RDP calls a ‘creators’ yard for local artisans and independent businesses’.

The RDP plans are earmarked for a significant section of Union Street from the former Marks and Spencer store to Wellington Street and through to the High Street.

Once feedback from the consultations has been gathered and the plans submitted, the council intends a decision to be made by the end of 2020.

Martin Tennant, chair of RDP, said: “These ambitious regeneration plans seek to build upon Aldershot’s rich heritage and create a distinctive town centre where both new and existing residents of all ages, local businesses and artistic industries can come together.”    

* Image (Google) shows the former M&S in Union Street.

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