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SALTASH TOWN, WATERSIDE & RIVER LINKS CONNECTIVITY PROJECT


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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 Fund.

 

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 Communities Team.

 

Four main areas for study have been identified:

 

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/


For further information please click here to view and download a recent press release.


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 of Scilly

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NEW GREEN COMMUNITY SPACE FOR SALTASH

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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
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
 
Watch this page for more news or email enquiries@saltash.gov.uk