Multimillion pound investment in the regeneration of Wolverton town centre has been given the green light.
Planning approval has been granted this week for the ‘Love Wolverton’ project which will bring new homes, community space, independent shops, green space and jobs into Wolverton, bolstering Wolverton’s High Street and offering a sustainable way of living.
Now that planning approval has been granted, the Council is set to press ahead with long anticipated next steps including the demolition of the now shuttered Agora Shopping Centre which is earmarked for a January start to avoid disruption to Christmas trade.
Alongside this, the Council will be looking to get the ball rolling on wide ranging building works designed to deliver an additional 75 car parking spaces at St George’s Way in part by demolishing a set of unused garages. A consultation will be carried out over the next few months to ask for residents’ views on the planned parking improvements.
Wolverton ward Councillor and Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Budget and Resources, Rob Middleton said: “I’m delighted that the Planning Committee has given their seal of approval to Wolverton High Street Regeneration. This was the final box we needed to tick, and we can now move forward with next steps including the demolition of the now shuttered Agora. This £35m regeneration will breathe new life into Wolverton’s high street which has been struggling like so many others over recent years.”