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:
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
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.