This 7 hectare town centre site became available for development following the announcement of the brewery’s closure in December 2014. A Development Brief was produced by a project panel comprising the site owners’ agents and members of the Alton Town Council and EHDC, following consultation with local residents and other stakeholders, between December 2015 and May 2016. It aims to provide a framework for any prospective developer.
The public concern that followed the publication of the Development Brief, and its accompanying “Illustrative Masterplan”, led the Alton Society to conduct an opinion survey to gauge local opinion on some of its key aspects. We made a number of suggestions to improve the document, focusing on enhanced provision of civic space and the re-apportionment of areas of land use within the site, bearing in mind the site’s central location and its overall topography.
We are currently awaiting the transfer of the site to a would-be developer.
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