Bridge Ward Neighbourhood Study

Bridge Ward Neighbourhood Study

We were appointed by Newark and Sherwood District Council to take forward a Neighbourhood Study for Bridge Ward, an area to the north east of Newark Town Centre.

The Project

We were appointed by Newark and Sherwood District Council to take forward a Neighbourhood Study for Bridge Ward, an area to the north east of Newark Town Centre. The commission was to formulate a strategy that would deliver a high-quality and inclusive living environment with a range of community and employment opportunities, a network of high-quality streets and spaces and excellent transport connections.

Our Solutions

Public consultation was an essential element of this project. In order to create an atmosphere of inclusivity and transparency, a public website was developed to enable local residents to interact directly with the team. In addition, a range of community events were held and six local neighbourhood champions were trained via a series of community capacity-building sessions. On the back of this engagement, we delivered a Neighbourhood Study which set out a comprehensive strategy deliverable over a 5 to 10-year period, building on priorities and opportunities identified by the community to ensure the long-term sustainability of the area.

The Outcome

Our proposals for the regeneration of Bridge Ward were well received. At the heart of the solution was a proposed development on part of the local playing fields, in order to create a larger access circuit for the estate, diversify the housing tenure and generate funds to improve the community facilities. This Site was subsequently allocated in the Local Plan Site Allocations Document.

Team members