Following 18 months work by a Task Group drawn from Uppingham First, Uppingham Town Council, Uppingham Town Partnership, Uppingham St Peter & St Paul Church, Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum, Residents Groups, Uppingham Business Forum and Rutland County Council, the first 'consultation' edition of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan (UTC&BZ Plan) has been published.
This latest plan for the future of Uppingham is intended to complement the widely respected and statutory Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan. The UTC&BZ Plan concentrates on the economic and social future of Uppingham. Themes evident in the plan include economic growth, the town's digital infrastructure, future education provision, transport, community safety, enhancing the town's appeal to visitors and residents, the economic need for more homes and the strategic linking of blue light services in line with current Home Office thinking.
Commenting on the new plan, Task Group Chair County Councillor Edward Baines, Vice Chair of Uppingham First said, "This consultation version of the UTC&BZ Plan is the result of a great deal of research and extensive surveying of community ideas for the future. The Task Group would now welcome business and community feedback on the 77 proposals for action in the plan and any additional ideas not yet put forward. A six week period up to the end of August has been allowed for this stage of the plan's development. A number of presentations to business and community groups are planned during this period at which comments and additional ideas can be raised. The Task Group will meet again in September to consider any proposed amendments/additions to the plan. It is hoped to produce the final version before the end of the year".
Early responses to the consultation have described it as exciting, forward looking and written with passion.
Read the plan here.
Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday September 6th - Agenda from
Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum - Tuesday August 30th - Agenda from