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1 Torquay Town Centre and Gateway Masterplans - overview and update on progress

2 Progress so far lFebruary Started work & technical workshops lAprilCommunity drop-in events & stakeholder workshop lMay3 day public exhibition, website and series of stakeholder workshops lFeb-Aug Lots of individual meetings

3 Still to come... lSeptemberFinal draft issued lOctoberPublic consultation (4 weeks) lNovemberReview masterplans and issue final versions lNovember +Adopt

4 A Quick Overview (treat as work in progress...)


6 Town Centre


8 Area 1 – Harbour/Tourism Key intervention - The Strand public realm enhancements and bus stop redistribution Other projects: -Theatre -Rock Walk – cable cars -Improved spaces for Markets/Events -Terrace/Harbour Car Park -Key building refurbishment – Old Opera House/Cary Parade/Debenhams



11 The Strand



14 Area 2 – Core Retail lKey projects – Temperance Street Anchor stores, improved parking offer, delivering quality residential Other projects include: 1.Post office roundabout – public realm improvements and mixed-use 2.Market Street - residential 3.Public realm – Toilets refurb, Canopies on shop fronts and more control over frontages 4.BT building, Union Street, etc.

15 Temperance Street – Option 1


17 Temperance Street – Option 2


19 Area 3 – Civic and Parks (Upton) lKey projects – Town Hall Car Park Options 1 – Retail with residential wrap to create a positive frontage Option 2 – based on 2011 consented scheme but with more integrated residential and B1 mix, plus capacity to enlarge (e.g. If Library came forward) lOther projects -Upton Park improvements and Lymington Road Coach Park -Public realm


21 Movement and Public Realm (Town Centre and Gateway) lBetter town centre legibility (including for pedestrians) lReconfigure the main one-way system lImprove the parking experience lBus accessibility lRail and coach links lFerry-water taxi lEdginswell Station





26 The Gateway

27 Edginswell Business Park lMore parking lDevelopment as soon as possible lLarger premises for grow-on space lFiner grain of development to respond to Edginswell Hamlet lAncillary services e.g. convenience shopping, cafe, etc. lDesign code

28 Kerswell Gardens lPiecemeal growth historically lCurrent demand – serves B2, retail, storage lStrategic location – could come forward for high profile B1 if demand is there in longer-term

29 Edginswell Valley lSite - Challenging topography but well contained with some good connectivity l550/600 homes lPrimary School lAvoid coalescence with Edginswell Hamlet lIdentity and character based on Torquay’s inherent quality lMixed-use components lExemplar development – set the standard, raise the bar

30 Edginswell Site Ideas


32 Delivery Strategy

33 How it all fits together Local Plan Neighbourhood Plans - Provide the power to make decisions Masterplans (Torquay and Paignton) - Evidence on deliverability - Urban design - Council strategy for delivering key sites

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