Huntingdonshire District Council has published draft masterplan documents for three of its market towns to allow residents and local stakeholders to give their views on the potential vision and future projects for the town.
The market towns of Huntingdon, Ramsey and St Ives now have draft masterplans published which can be viewed on the council’s website, alongside a feedback form for local people to have their say on what is most important for their towns, what will have the greatest positive impact and which types of projects should be prioritised.
Executive Councillor for Jobs, Economy & Housing, Cllr Sam Wakeford, said: “It is crucial to highlight that these masterplan documents for each town are just drafts at this stage. The council has been working with designers and analysts over the last 12 months to create a future vision and aims for the three towns. The masterplans equip the council to access funding opportunities, as they arise, to explore potential projects which can provide meaningful impacts locally as well as maximising value for money.
“As these documents are currently in draft, we are very keen for local people to look and help us to shape them into the most suitable vision for each of these unique market towns. Please have a look through the masterplans and provide your feedback through our form so that we can capture your thoughts and utilise your feedback to create future visions for each town.”
The draft masterplan documents for Huntingdon, Ramsey and St Ives can be found by visiting, www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/masterplans. There you will find background information on the masterplans, baseline reports for each town and the opportunity to submit feedback and share your thoughts on the district’s towns.
The District Council will be holding meetings with local councillors, town councils and parish councils to have in-depth discussions about the future of their local market towns, as well as encouraging feedback through our feedback form.
St Neots has already been through its own masterplan process which culminated in the District Council successfully applying for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Future High Streets Fund, funding from National Highways and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as part of the major programme of investment in St Neots.