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The vision for Bridgend town centre has been revealed

Bridgend's town centre masterplan has been revealed

Bridgend Council has revealed plans to transform the town centre of the area and is now inviting the public to take part in a short survey.

The town centre masterplan outlines a vision for a liveable and vibrant place. The vision brings together enterprise, employment, education, in-town living, shopping, culture, tourism and well-being within a historic setting.

The plan identifies a series of ambitious and deliverable projects. To achieve the overall vision and regenerate Bridgend Town Centre over the next ten years, four broad themes have been identified:

  • Growth
  • Resilience
  • Well-being
  • Identity

Development zones

Bridgend town centre consists of a variety of uses, which has formed the basis of eight development zones, within which 23 relevant projects have been identified, plus a number of site wide projects.

The development zones include:

  • The Railway Station Area
  • Brackla, Nolton and Oldcastle
  • The Retail Core
  • Café and Cultural Quarter
  • The Northern Gateway
  • Riverside
  • Newcastle
  • Sunnyside

Key projects

Key projects in the masterplan are:

  • a new entrance to the railway station from Tremains Road and Llynfi Lane
  • improvements to the Northern Gateway – to create a legible and attractive gateway to the town centre.
  • the relocation of Bridgend College to the town centre
  • to create a culture hub as an indoor event space
  • a new town square
  • more in-town living
  • better access to the town centre
  • strengthen the retail core
  • improvements in and along the Ogmore River

Residents are now being invited to respond to the proposed plans by filling in a short survey on the Bridgend Council website here.

This consultation will close on the 1 March 2021.