From the beginning of the development stage in 2015 when Brickhill’s first provided their plans for the development of the Agora Site, there has been an active Working Group, which is made up of individuals who represent the local community and the Town Council. They help by providing suggestions and comments to help shape the development.
The Working Group met to discuss the ongoing proposed development for the Agora and its car park on 14.01.19. At this meeting it has was agreed to hold a stakeholder Workshop at the end of February, which will involve the Local Businesses within Wolverton.
Plans are afoot to undertake a traffic management survey on Church Street, Creed Street and Radcliffe Street along with 24-hour survey of the current car park at the Agora to assess the traffic flow and the usage of the car park, before the end of February.
ANPR's are now in place, along with "The Beat" survey which is providing critical information for the developer to asses the traffic coming into and out of the Town Centre along with the usage of the the Agora Car Park. This is a scheme that includes a manned patrol of the area mapping of the Agora, this involves mapping out each of its bays every 15 minutes to asses the type of usage. This initial results for this are not expected to be available until before the Stakeholder meeting.
Following the last meeting held prior to the Christmas break, draft plans for the proposed parking schemes were revealed. As part of the proposal the Agora car park will be redeveloped for housing. The Working Group are currently looking at the options to mitigate the loss of the car parking for the town, see the attached plan which the developer has provided
The next TWG meeting is due to be held early December, of which it is hoped will address the car park and the plans for the site at the AGORA
November 2018 update
Prior to the meeting held with the TWG, the above press statement was released regarding the exchange of contracts for the AGORA and the car park.
The TWG were unable to discuss the car park as there were lengthy discussions on the contract.
May 2018 - TWG Meeting Update
The second TWG meeting was held provided feedback on restrictions on parking at Tescos and at Lidl's
A report on business requirements for traffic and parking would be provided by Kings Community Centre
Jan 2018 The Agora Car Park development - Update
The first Transport Working Group Meeting was held, chaired by Cllr Middleton following the delegated decision by MKC. Two representatives from each of the following were allowed to attend:
- Churches Together
- Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council
- Future Wolverton
Please see below the minutes from all the meetings held:
18.03.19 Minutes to be agreed
MKC Development Review meeting 19.01.19