16 June 2010
The residents of Brackley will have their say on the future of their town with the publication of the Draft Brackley Masterplan.
The Masterplan sets out how the town in Northamptonshire will be renewed and regenerated, through limited growth in housing, employment and associated services in a way that is sustainable.
Working with South Northamptonshire Council, international consultants, WYG, has prepared the Masterplan, which provides a framework for the future development of the town and gives local people, businesses and other stakeholders a chance to comment and help shape the future of Brackley.
Gordon Lewis, Director, WYG Planning & Design commented: “WYG is delighted to have been selected to work with South Northamptonshire Council, the local community and other stakeholders to develop a realistic blueprint for future development in Brackley. Alongside employment and new housing, the Masterplan also addresses the impact of the High Speed Rail Link (HS2) and its proposed route that was recently announced by the government.”
Brackley is an attractive historic market town with a substantial rural hinterland, between Silverstone and Banbury. It is also the base for the Formula One team Brawn GP. As a result of the government’s ‘growth agenda’ Brackley is expected to expand. Planned correctly this unique opportunity could secure a bright future for the town. South Northamptonshire Council wishes to build a sustainable, vibrant community that meets the needs of current and future residents of the town.
The Brackley Masterplan will be placed on formal consultation for a period of six weeks, from Monday 28 June until Monday 9 August 2010.