Long term Vision for Kidderminster Adopted
New masterplanning and Hemingway Design's Vision on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council was adopted by Cabinet on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The focus for the Vision is to celebrate its heritage and natural environment and to make Kidderminster an attractive and welcoming town centre where people visit for longer.
The Vision was drawn up following a consultation with residents and businesses in November 2020. It highlights the desire for more independent and local shops, more green spaces and access to the river and canal, more local and independent cafes and restaurants, better open public space to hold events and festivals, more cultural space for arts, music, film and theatre, and to see more people living in the town.
'NEW masterplanning and Hemingway Design have produced a terrific twenty year Vision for Kidderminster. It shows how we can use our natural and built assets such as heritage, green corridors, water and our public realm to attract new investment and create a strong town centre identity which will ensure that it is sustainable and resilient for future years to come. It is an exemplar approach for the wider Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP area (who co-funded the commission) and we are already using it as the mainstay for our recently submitted Levelling Up fund bid.’
Mike Parker, Corporate Director, Wyre Forest District Council
01 June 2021 by Lora white