Tamworth’s Gungate site in the spotlight at meeting

The future of Tamworth’s Gungate site will come under scrutiny at a meeting next week.

Councillors will be meet to consider the views of more than 200 Tamworth residents and businesses which were put forward as part of a consultation on the town centre site.

The council asked for people’s opinions on outline proposals on how a large area around the former Gungate Precinct could be unlocked.

The site incorporates land to the north and south of Spinning School Lane; including the NCP car park, the Spinning School Lane car park, the Magistrates’ Court, Staffordshire County Council Social Services buildings and the former bingo hall.

Feasibility studies suggested a mix of uses will be the most sustainable, which could include uses such as housing, retirement living, a leisure centre, workspace, medical services, evening leisure and multi-storey car parking. Retail is not being suggested.

During the month-long online consultation, a total of 209 people took part in the 16-question survey, resulting in 137 pages of comments, which are all available online at www.tamworth.gov.uk/closed-consultations.

Councillors on the Corporate Scrutiny Committee will discuss the views at their meeting on Wednesday, March 24 and the council’s Cabinet at their meeting on Thursday, April 8.

The Gungate regeneration project is separate to the Future High Streets Fund project announced recently to transform the heart of the town centre, including St Editha’s Square, the Tamworth Cooperative Society department store and the entrance to the Castle Grounds.                                                               

One thought on “Tamworth’s Gungate site in the spotlight at meeting”

  1. It’s great we will at last get something done with the spinning school lane and car park as they are a mess.
    Also great to see something done with coop as it’s half empty
    But blowing the grant and proposing college takes the coop plot is blowing all the funds on 1 project. Much more could be done with the grant than giving the college a new building.
    Who’s getting the money from the sale of the old college Also who’s responsible for the jubilee building at the college being not suitable after less than 20 years as it was a waste of millions.


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