WATERSIDE & RIVER LINKS CONNECTIVITY PROJECT
Saltash Town Council has secured
funding for a feasibility study for the Saltash Town, Waterside and River Links
Connectivity Project. The funding was awarded through Cornwall Council, from
the Government’s Community Levelling up Programme and the UK Shared Prosperity
This project will mark the
start of the exciting journey towards making Saltash a well-connected
community, contributing towards economic prosperity, and improving social
mobility and ‘green’ excellence.
It will create a vision,
strategy and costed action plan for connecting the town, waterside and
riverside communities and also build on the work being carried out by the Coastal
Four main areas for study
have been identified:
- ‘Green’ innovative and traditional transport options linking the town
centre to the waterside;
- Water transport locally and along the River Tamar and beyond;
- Circular routes linking existing footpaths, cycle routes, railway and
- Public realm improvements.
A brief was drawn up for
the feasibility study and advertised via Contracts Finder. Tenders were sought
from companies with a proven track record in designing public realm schemes, expertise
in marine engineering, and undertaking community consultation. An important
factor was the team’s commitment to delivering creative, innovative and costed solutions
with a robust project timetable.
Following assessment of the
tenders and a shortlisting process, Architecture by Studio Hive and their consultant
team, including internationally renowned marine consulting engineers, Beckett
Rankine, have been selected to take this feasibility project forward.
Saltash Town Council is
keen to involve the community at key milestones during the design development to
ensure the final proposals resonate with the
residents and businesses of Saltash.
Engagement with key
stakeholders and special interest groups will take place on 14 November with a
guided walk around the waterside followed by round table workshops.
Wider public consultation
on more worked up proposals will follow in January 2024. Feedback will inform the
preferred scheme which will be presented by the end of March 2024.
This will coincide with a public ‘transport trial event’ which will showcase some of the different methods of transport on land and water that are being proposed as part of the final solution.
If you would like to have a look at options being consider for the project, engagement is still live and can be found by clicking here https://sites.google.com/view/saltashwaterside/
This project is
[funded/part-funded] by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead
Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of
projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles
NEW GREEN COMMUNITY SPACE FOR SALTASH
About the Project
Saltash Town Council working on behalf of The Saltash Town Team have been successful in securing Town Vitality Funding from Cornwall Council to undertake a feasibility study for developing a new green multi-use community space in the retail heart of the town centre.
During November 2022, a brief was drawn up for the feasibility study and advertised via Contracts Finder. Tenders were sought from companies with expertise and an excellent track record in designing public realm schemes in other towns, undertaking meaningful community consultation and providing creative and innovative solutions with clear costs accompanied by a robust project timetable.
Following assessment of the tenders and a shortlisting process, including interviews by members of The Saltash Town Team, Architecture by Studio Hive and their experienced team have been contracted to carry out the feasibility work.
The preferred scheme will be finalised by the end of September 2023 and Saltash
Town Team hope that further funding will enable the project to be delivered leading to positive environmental, social and economic benefits.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our public consultation in June/July 2023.
We’ve had over 220 responses to our feedback survey and these responses are now being analysed by the project team.
The feedback will inform the recommendations presented to the Town Team at the end of September 2023.
Saltash Town Team/Council will then seek further funding to enable the project to progress with the ambition being to achieve positive environmental, social and economic benefits for the town.
If you would like to have a look at the options being considered, the project website is still live at https://sites.google.com/view/saltash-community-space
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