Whilst the consented proposals were brought forward at a similar time to the Minster Quarter Outline Area Development Framework (MQOADF), there was no certainty as to the timeframe for this adjacent area coming forward.
In Autumn 2022, the Council commenced a tender process to identify a Development Partner to progress this project, which comprises land to the south of Broad Street Mall, to the west of the Hexagon and to the north of the Magistrates Court and Police Station. It is expected that a Development Partner will be announced towards the end of this year.
As part of the tender process, the Council has identified three Strategic Objectives; delivery of Affordable Housing; provision of high-quality public realm and implementation of zero-carbon development which form a context for the Council’s ambitions not only for the area, but development within the Borough.
Alongside the Strategic Objectives are Key Development Principles relating to culture, leisure, masterplanning, asset management and connectivity that form the wider planning framework within which Broad Street Mall is expected to play its part.
Accordingly, as part of the emerging proposals, significant consideration has been given to interlinkages with the MQOADF, particularly in relation to public realm and how the wider development framework can be brought forward in a co-ordinated manner.