RESIDENTS are being asked for views on proposals for a Leamington Creative Quarter.
Complex Development Projects CDP – Warwick District Council’s development partner for the multi-million pound regeneration project – has spent the past year consulting with local businesses on plans to breathe new life into the Old Town area.
Proposals put forward in a recently revealed draft masterplan include turning the old post office on Victoria Terrace into a hotel, opening a restaurant in the town hall, and the possible relocation of the library to make way for a food market in the Pump Rooms.
Spencer Yard, already home to a number of creative businesses, would be the focus of the regeneration.
Proposals include new entrances through the former Robbins Well pub on Victoria Terrace and the United Reform Church round the corner on Spencer Street.
The former church could also host events from weddings to indoor markets. Spencer Yard itself could have an outdoor cinema.
Council leader Andrew Mobbs said: “This is a real opportunity for local people to help to shape the future of our town, by bringing together the strength and depth of creative talent in our community. This is the first project that CDP has undertaken in Warwick district and we are keen for as many people as possible to give their views on the exciting vision they have presented.“
The consultation runs until January 21. The consultation can be completed online at www.leamingtoncreativequarter.co.uk, where a copy of the draft masterplan can also be viewed. Paper copies of the consultation can be collected from the council’s Riverside House headquarters.
People can also view a display of the Creative Quarter plans at Leamington Art Gallery & Museum in the Pump Rooms, and there will be a number of public briefing sessions during the consultation period, details of which can be found on the Leamington Creative Quarter website.