Two independent masterplans showing potential opportunities to develop and improve Chertsey and Egham town centres were unveiled to residents and businesses this month.
The finalised plans, jointly commissioned by Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council, have been produced by independent consultants GVA, in association with Allies & Morrison Urban Practitioners and MVA.
They provide an independent view of the existing strengths and weaknesses of the two towns, setting out possible opportunities to redevelop sites and improve the urban environment to support significant and lasting regeneration.
Members of the public will have a chance to find out more about each masterplan through two public events:
• The Chertsey masterplan will be presented at 7.45pm on Monday 27 January at the Chertsey Society Town Forum meeting in St Peter’s Church Hall, Windsor Street, Chertsey
• The Egham masterplan will be presented at 6pm on Tuesday 28 January at the Manor Farm Day Centre, Manor Farm Lane, Egham
Both of the masterplans will also be available to view on the home page of the Runnymede Council website prior to the meetings.
Assistant Chief Executive, Peter Sims said: “Runnymede Borough Council’s vision is to improve the retail and leisure facilities for people who live and work locally through investment to improve the town centres.
“These masterplans demonstrate opportunities for guiding future public and private investment in the two towns.”
Members of the public can comment on the masterplans by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by 23 February 2014 will be published on the Council website alongside the masterplan.
Additionally, Egham has been successful in attracting £10,000 of Government funding to set up a Town Team to support the Town Centre. Following the presentation of the Egham masterplan on 28 January, a representative of the Association of Town and City Management will be hosting a public workshop to produce a vision and action plan for the Egham Town Team.
The public and local business representatives are invited to attend the workshop and input their ideas into the vision and action plan.