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Stafford Gateway Masterplan

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Wormella, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Barnsey

    Barnsey Active Member

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    From the plans in the article, looks like everything is going except the 2 buildings housing Vets4Pets and Hollies Pupil Referral Unit.
     
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  2. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    Things moving ever forward


    https://www.godwingroup.co.uk/godwi...d-for-a-major-town-centre-regeneration-scheme

    National multi-sector property developer Godwin Developments has signed a significant collaboration agreement with Lord Stafford to redevelop the former Stafford Rugby Club ground into a highly anticipated mixed-use development.

    The 6.5-acre site, located in the Castlefields area, which is a part of the Stafford Station Gateway, is owned by Lord Stafford and is situated in close proximity to Stafford town centre and Stafford train station. When fully redeveloped, it will play a vital part in the wider multi-million-pound regeneration plan for the area.

    Godwin Developments, working with Lord Stafford appointed agents Savills, are seeking to attract new businesses to the West Midlands town. Plans currently include a food retailer, a hotel, a multi-storey car park and a build-to-rent residential development. The proposals will also provide improved amenities to local residents as well as support the long-term economic prosperity of the town by attracting higher visitor numbers, bringing new residents to the area and providing up to 200 permanent jobs when fully operational, with other temporary roles being created during the development process.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Good luck with that in the forthcoming recession.
     
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  4. Gareth

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    This is the kind of initiative the government will cry out for in a recession, development is key to kickstart the economy and plays as vital a role as manufacturing and will be the things the government will fund/ assist.

    As prime real-estate the developer with not have anyway issue will making their money back and them some.

    It is also worth noting this is only part of local gateway master plan.

    Besides looking at the vandalism, graffiti, smashed up windows at the old rugby club, the sooner a developer levels it the better.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Couldn't agree more but whether the investment for it is there in the short to medium term is another matter.
     
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  6. YorkshirePud

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    Staford's getting a Morrisons - you read it here first!
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Waitrose, I think you'll find...
     
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  8. Wormella

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    That was my first thought when I saw Supermarket too - I think of Stafford like a monopoly board and the super markets like the train stations and that's the only card we're missing...
     
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    A Booths would be nice - well known for their drinks range.
     
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    Looking at the plans I don't really see what is of benefit to people already living in Stafford. It's not providing places to go, things to do. Just more houses for people who commute out of Stafford.
     
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    Suppose the only gain for Stafford really is , these commuters will spend money in town at the weekends.

    Plus remember, even commuters spend money, I don't go far to work at all, but always pop into the odd shop on my way to and from work. Since lockdown , I'm easily saving £100 a week.

    Stafford does need more choice in terms with shopping though, it's going to be even worse for choice once we're through this virus, as big name retailers are already on the brink, places like Outfit may not even reopen.

    That's gonna leave guys clothing even more non existent in this town !
     
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  12. Gareth

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    Mens clothing is quite well accommodated in Stafford
     
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    Gareth Well-Known Forumite

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    Really, short of the investment and development of a partially soon to run down looking area, employment, living accommodation, council tax and business rates, the town not being short sighted with its station and HS2 link, which would be a major oversight by the towns councils/ leaders that would draw much deserved criticism if the opportunity was not acted on.

    This area will do well because of the station, western access route and re-developed victoria park
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    and the Hungry Horse, two for a tenner......
     
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    2 hungry horses for a tenner? I’m on my way. Any idea if they sell the cart to go with them?
     
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    Won't last furlong....
     
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    If they fall at the thirst hurdle
     
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  18. Barnsey

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    Certainly could go either way with the Gateway project but what I’m pretty sure of is that the next decade is going to be an industrial led recovery, not consumer. Lots of “what if” projects will be green lit with very little opposition.

    This recession, possible depression, will alter household spending habits for some time to come, and the U.K. Government (and those of other nations especially the U.S.) know the only way to spur a solid recovery is through unprecedented infrastructure investment.

    Unfortunately due to the sheer scale of money printing to come (yes it’s only just begun), we’ll finally see significant inflation return, probably bubbling a couple years from now and rising throughout the decade. If you’re planning on getting any big jobs done to your house, the next year or so might be the time whilst finance is cheap, materials costs low and bargaining power in your favour.

    economic rant over :haw:
     
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    Masterplan to regenerate gateway into Stafford takes step forward
     
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    Looking at the artists's impression on the Express & Star page, I presume road access to the site must be 'round the back' from the Castlefields/Kingsway roundabout, using the new Western Access Route. Probably leading to more traffic going over the Newport Road railway bridge, which is just missed off the bottom of picture.
     

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