As well as delivering a new station for the town, along with significant residential opportunities, the scheme proposes to make major improvements to the surrounding public spaces. A new station plaza would be attractive and pedestrian friendly with taxi stands and drop-off and pick-up bays.Changes to the roads would see a new layout to the junction where Station Way and Friary Way meet, providing safer pedestrian and cyclist connectivity into the town centre.
Other public space improvement proposals include an improved bus station and softer, greener landscaping. More detailed designs will be developed following public feedback. The original Concept Design options study can be accessed here