Extensive work was undertaken in 2018 on A Vision for Leamington Town Centre by the then Town Centre Forum. A lot has happened since, not least the Covid pandemic and recognition of the global Climate Emergency. The Town Centre is having to evolve at an unprecedented pace in response to these factors and so the time to update and refresh this Vision is now.
The Leamington Transformation Board, made up of all three levels of Local Authority, is anticipating working with all involved in the town centre over the coming years to develop that shared Vision. This will be through our Advisory Forum.
The aim will be to prepare a Transformation Framework document for the town centre that will have a strong Vision underpinned by themes and objectives that will articulate what changes are being planned for the town centre to enable everyone to engage with the process and make their contributions.
This document will sit within the wider suite of documents and plans as set out in the diagram below.A VISION FOR LEAMINGTON TOWN CENTRE TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS
Transforming Leamington is the vehicle that will help drive and shape improvements to many aspects of town centre life. These will include development, improved access, and creating attractive and safe public spaces.
Having a Board that includes Councillors from all the main parties and the three strategic tiers of local government working together is a crucial ingredient. It will help to generate real change, and drive forward various projects and opportunities and propel Royal Leamington Spa forward as a great place to live, work, shop and socialise for current and future generations.ABOUT US TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS
Mark Lee – Independent Chair
Cllr Ian Davison – WDC Leader (Green)
Cllr Chris King – WDC Portfolio Holder for Place (Labour)
Cllr Ella Billiald – WDC Portfolio Holder for Arts & Economy (Green)
Cllr Jan Matecki – WCC Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning (Cons)
Cllr Sarah Boad – WCC North Leamington (Lib Dem)
Cllr Carl Harris – RLSTC Representative (Green)
Cllr Paul Wightman – WDC Group Leader (Labour)
Cllr Alan Boad – WDC Group Leader (Lib Dem)
Kevin McGreal – Leamington Transformation Advisory Forum Convenor.
Royal Leamington Spa has one of the strongest video games clusters in the UK creating some of the best known titles in the world. Games developers range from the internationally acclaimed to innovative start-ups, employing around 2,500 in more than 50 games companies.
There is also a diverse selection of successful creative individuals and companies attracted by a strong pool of local talent and a lively local creative community.
Warwick District Council is working with Complex Development Projects (CDP) to deliver a new Creative Quarter for Royal Leamington Spa. This is an ambitious and creative regeneration project for the Old Town that will create new spaces to support the town’s important creative industries.ABOUT US TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS
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