CHURCHGATE: Councillors decide to ‘consider approach to take’ over Hitchin redevelopment
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COUNCILLORS have agreed to consider what approach to take for the Churchgate redevelopment, at a meeting held tonight (Thursday).
They amended original recommendations, which suggested no action should be taken until a Local Plan was adopted in two years’ time.
Instead, they agreed to await the publication of a draft local plan, but to also consider the approach to take with regard to the Hitchin development in the meantime.
It was also agreed to continue discussions with interested developers, and to not enter exclusive discussions with current Churchgate shopping centre owner Hammersmatch.
It followed presentations from Hammersmatch and resident Mike Clarke, who was representing Hitchin Forum, Initiative, Historical Society and Society.
Both had called for action to be taken.
You can read what happened at the meeting by searching for the hashtag #Cgate on Twitter.
- 1 Two reports of indecent exposure in Stevenage
- 2 Man injured police officers while being arrested for drug offences
- 3 Pick up your new look Comet every Thursday
- 4 Closure order granted for Hitchin flat after anti-social behaviour
- 5 New housing to meet high demand in Stevenage
- 6 Will housing expand into Green Belt land near Hitchin?
- 7 Murder trial told Ian Stewart was 'so cross' after sister-in-law called coroner
- 8 Woman sentenced after Aldi bottle smashing spree
- 9 Stevenage health lead 'appalled' as Lister stroke unit is downgraded again
- 10 Ian Stewart's sons say 'devastated father was in tears at wife's death'
A full report on how the meeting unfolded, as well as reaction following, will be in next Thursday’s Comet.