Consultation on the Draft Development Brief for The Theatre Multi-storey car Park Site in CMK

Department:
Planning, Urban Design
Contact:
Grant Gibson
Phone:
01908 254727
Period:
27/09/2021 - 08/11/2021
Status:
Closed

Summary

The primary purpose of the draft Development Brief is to provide prospective developers with planning and design guidance to enable the submission of an informed and high-quality proposals for the development of this site. The Development Brief will reflect best practice guidance as well as local stakeholder views for the site. This report seeks approval to undertake formal consultation on the Draft Development Brief for the CMK Theatre Multi-storey car park site for a 6-week period during September / November 2021.

The draft Brief has been informed by a desk top analysis of the site and a resulting understanding of the opportunities and challenges as well as an understanding of the existing policy position. It has also been shaped by an initial informal consultation with a steering group including local ward members, and CMK Town Council.

The 0.2125ha site is located within CMK on the corner of Avebury Boulevard and Marlborough Gate. In planning policy terms guidance for the Theatre car park site outlines a favourable context that supports the Council’s aspirations for the site. This includes requiring new development to make a positive contribution to improving the vitality of the city centre as well as improving the overall mix of uses. Policy also supports residential, cultural and leisure uses as well as compact, higher density development that will bring more people into CMK for a variety of reasons.

Purpose

Provide prospective developers with planning and design guidance to enable the submission of an informed and high-quality proposals for the development of this site.