At a meeting of Full Council on 8 February, Councillors agreed to support the principle of a joint venture regeneration of the Churchgate Centre in Hitchin, with the Council as funder of the regeneration.
The potential joint venture between the Council and Shearer Property Group would see a ‘face-lift’ of the existing shopping centre, improving the quality of the units available and in turn make them more attractive to retailers. The scheme would also see improved public open space and investment in Hitchin’s historic market.
A copy of the outline plan can be found below. There is still a lot more work to do to understand whether it will be possible to deliver the proposed regeneration, prior to a final decision being taken.
At this early stage, the Council is seeking the views of people who live and/or work in North Hertfordshire on the broad principles of the proposals in order to inform our thinking. There will be further opportunity to comment on any scheme proposed in the future as things progress.
This consultation is open until midnight on 29 April 2018. Your views will be used by the Council to help shape the proposals further.