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Views sought on £100m estate plan for Townhill Park in Southampton
Residents can have their say on plans for a £100m regeneration of a Southampton estate this weekend.
The city’s housing chiefs will consult residents in Townhill Park today, to get their thoughts on the ambitious plans, which were revealed by the Daily Echo, back in March.
As previously reported, the extensive regeneration scheme is set to see 428 homes, five shops and a pub demolished to make way for the rejuvenation of Meggeson Avenue and the surrounding streets.
That will include 675 new flats and houses, 450 of which will become council houses.
The extensive proposals also include a new parade of shops as well as a pub or cafe, plus an adventure playground for youngsters.
But council bosses now want to gauge the community’s reaction to the master plan, before building work can begin.
Link road They are particularly keen for residents to put forward their thoughts on the idea of creating a new link road to Midanbury , as well as the proposed redevelopment of Frog’s Copse – something that is currently subject to environmental studies being carried out by the council.
Councillors will also use the meeting to find out what shops are needed in the area.
Southampton City Council ’s housing boss, Cllr Warwick Payne, said: “The plans for Townhill Park are by no means set in stone. We know what we would like to achieve, which is a modern, suburban estate, with more affordable housing.
“But it’s important that we speak to everyone concerned and give residents the chance to put forward their views on what they would like to see in the area.”
The consultation event will take place at Townhill Park Community Centre, in Meggeson Avenue, from 1pm today.