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The vision for Bridgend town centre has been revealed

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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.

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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