OUR REFRESHED VISION 2024 - WHERE LEAMINGTON WANTS TO BE

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 working with all involved in the town centre over the coming months in the first half of 2024 to develop that shared Vision.

The aim is to prepare a refreshed 2024 Vision document for the town centre that will be underpinned by themes and objectives that will articulate the high level strategic approach for the town centre and will enable everyone to engage with the process and make their contributions.

This document will sit within the wider suite of documents and plans as part of the Transformation Framework as set out in the diagram below.

A VISION FOR LEAMINGTON TOWN CENTRE 2018 TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

STRATEGIC PLAN

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.

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TRANSFORMING LEAMINGTON LEADERSHIP

Mark Lee – Independent Chair

Cllr Ian Davison – WDC Leader (Green)

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 Chris King – WDC (Labour)

Cllr Andrew Day – WDC Group Leader (Conservative)

Cllr Alan Boad – WDC Group Leader (Lib Dem)

Cllr Judith Falp – WDC Group Leader (Whitnash Residents Association)

Kevin McGreal – Leamington Transformation Advisory Forum Convenor.

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CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY

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.

The focus of this has been around the Old Town area, where organisations such as Motionhouse, Heartbreak Productions, Brink Contemporary Arts and The Assembly music venue are based.

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.

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GET IN TOUCH

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Transforming Leamington is led by the Leamington Transformation Board consisting of members from the Royal Leamington Spa Town Council, Warwickshire County Council, and Warwick District Council together with an Independent Chair and Advisory Forum convenor.

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