Audience: residents, workers, shoppers and visitors
Earlier this year we asked residents, workers, shoppers and visitors for their views on the challenges that face Bury St Edmunds town centre over the next decade and how these may be addressed.
This Issues and Options public engagement led to nearly 6000 comments and suggestions. Thank you to everyone who took part.
We have used these comments and suggestions to shape a draft masterplan (the MAP) outlining aspirations for the town centre and from 31 July to 8 September, we are asking you to complete a survey to let us know if we have got these right.
The feedback that we receive during this consultation will shape the final version of the masterplan that will come before councillors for adoption later in the year. Once adopted, the MAP will become a supplementary planning document supporting the statutory planning policy for the town centre. This means that all future planning applications for development and redevelopment in the town centre must meet the expectations of the MAP. The MAP will also inform the work of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and its partners going forward.