More plans revealed for Salisbury's Maltings redevelopment

More plans revealed for Salisbury's Maltings redevelopment

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:16pm 15th April 2019.

We can now have a say on the Draft Masterplan for the multi-million pound scheme (picture courtesy of Simon Ward).

A public consultation on the ideas that developers have come up with so far for the Maltings and the Central Car Park is now underway (from Monday 15th April).

There's a whole raft of things that could change around the area, across a number of phases.

Here's some of the other things that could be redeveloped, according to the Masterplan:

  • A new arcade of shops through the Market Walk
  • 'Enhancements' to the Cheese Market area
  • Refurbishments and modernising the Maltings shops
  • Improvements to Priory Square
  • A 'pocket park' outside the front of Salisbury City Hall and the Playhouse
  • Linking the Playhouse and City Hall buildings together with one foyer for both
  • New coach park area, with improved public toilets
  • New play park and outdoor gym facilities
  • A green riverside walk along the River Avon
Maltings Plans April 2019
The consultation documents some artists impressions for how the new areas might look

RELOCATION FOR OTHER AMENITIES?

We'd already been told about plans to relocate Salisbury's Library to the corner of Fisherton Street and build an 86 bed hotel above it.

But it looks like there's a possibility of moving some other long-term fixtures in the city centre too.

The Masterplan suggests that Wiltshire Council will 'work closely and proactively with existing occupiers, including the Job Centre and Sainsbury's to explore potential opportunities for relocation'.

That would make way for residential units and part of the proposed new 'cultural quarter'.

Maltings Plans April 2019
There's some changes proposed for the riverside walkways and coach park too

HAVE YOUR SAY:

The public consultation will now run until Friday May 24th and we're being asked to tell Wiltshire Council what we think.

It's available to see on the authority's website - that's also where we can submit our comments.

We can also see them at local Wiltshire Council buildings:

  • Salisbury Library
  • Wilton Library
  • Downton Library
  • Amesbury Library
  • Durrington Library
  • Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury
  • Wiltshire Council offices in Salisbury (Bourne Hill)
  • Wiltshire Council offices in Trowbridge (County Hall)

A public exhibition's also planned for next Tuesday (April 23rd) at Salisbury Guildhall, between 9.30am and 6.45pm.

We can also comment by emailing majorprojects@wiltshire.gov.uk or by post to Major Projects, Wiltshire Council, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, SP1 3UZ.

Maltings Redevelopment SWLEP Presentation October 2018
An artists impression of how some of the redevelopment could look

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once all the comments have come in, they'll be taken into consideration before the finalised plan goes to Wiltshire Council's Strategic Planning Committee.

Here's the expected timeline of when any work might take place:

Maltings Timescales April 2019

Councillor Pauline Church, cabinet member for economic development and south Wiltshire recovery, said:

"The Maltings and Central Car Park is an important space in the centre of Salisbury, and it's vital that we involve the community in any future plans for development for the area.

"I would encourage anyone with an interest in Salisbury's future as a shopping, leisure and tourism destination to attend the public exhibition at Salisbury's Guildhall to find out more, and respond to the consultation on the draft masterplan."

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