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Consultation launched on improvements to Brecon town centre

Brecon Beacons

A drop-in session for the final phase of the consultation aimed at improving the public spaces within Brecon town centre, will take place on Wednesday 2 November, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at Y Gaer, Brecon.

Working together with Amey Consulting and LDA Design, Powys County Council are looking at ways to improve the public spaces within Brecon town centre. The focus is on improving pedestrian priority and experience, improving connections and biodiversity and creating safe, accessible public areas that enhances the unique qualities of the town along the length of the High Street; including the Struet, High Street Superior, High Street Inferior and the Bulwark.

The consultation on these proposed improvements was available online from August, with on-street engagement at the end of August. The drop-in session on Wednesday 2 November will be the final opportunity for of local people, businesses, and visitors to talk about the plans and share their thoughts and experiences on how they use the town centre and how the space could be improved.

A similar drop-in event recently held in Crickhowell was very well attended, with some excellent feedback gained for the consultation process regarding to future of Crickhowell town centre.

“Following an initial informal engagement exercise with the local communities back in June 2021, we have considered peoples view and taken the opportunity to look at how we could change and improve the way we have traditionally used our town centres.” explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.

“Temporary alterations to the public areas of our towns, introduced during covid restrictions, gave rise to businesses and visitors using the space differently. This highlighted how our town centres can evolve and make use of space in other ways, particularly by embracing our outside areas.

“It is important to balance the views of all users of the town centre; visitors, residents and businesses, and this drop-in session on Wednesday 2 November at Y Gaer, will provide a final and vital opportunity for us to gather valuable feedback which will be used to shape how the town centre will look, work, and feel in the future. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.”

Along with representatives from the council, Amey Consulting and LDA Design, Accessibility Powys will also be attending the drop-in session to ensure everyone is able to effectively take part in this final part of the consultation and that every consideration in made to ensuring future plans for the town are accessible to all, especially those with mobility issues.

The future of Brecon town centre consultation drop-in session:
Wednesday 2 November, 3.30pm and 6.30pm
Y Gaer, Glamorgan St, Brecon. LD3 7DW