18052-24-14 Ivybridge St. Leonards Propo

 Ivybridge Town Set to Get £9million Regeneration

Ivybridge is undergoing an exiting £9million regeneration which will include the building of an Aldi supermarket - #But not a pub.

 

A full meeting of south Hams District Council agreed to take forward the proposals, which it hopes will result in an economic boost to reinvigorate the town on the edge of Plymouth.

 

Councillors closely examined the risks involved as well as the technical and economic viability of the project at a meeting last week.

 

The regeneration plans include developing Leonards Road car park to include an Aldi store, a proposal widely supported by local people.

It is estimated the proposed store could create between 30 and 40 jobs, with up to 100 shoppers able to use the store at any one time, and anticipate using the towns facilities while in the area.

 

This is supported by 90 minuets free parking offered by the store, although average store visits are 30 minuets, the council said.

 

it was agreed by councillors the plan would succeed in regeneration Ivybridge town centre and should now proceed to the detailed design stage required ahead of planning application being made. if the project proceeds through to construction, the cost to the council is £9 million.
 

Cllr Hilary Bastone, SHDC's Deputy Leader, said: "The decision to make the significant investment in this project is good news for everyone who has been involved in developing these proposals, including Ivybridge Town Council and Ivybridge Chamber of Commerce.

"The ongoing close consultation with the local stakeholders means we can be confident we have a proposal , which truly represents what local people want and need.

"However, we know there are still many hurdles to overcome, including the formal planning stage. That's why its really important to us that we keep talking with people who live and work in the town and keep on discussing this project.

March 2021

Milton Keynes Council have appointed CCD Properties to undertake various Option Analysis and appraisals on a number of redundant sites.

 

CCD Properties Role:-

 

  • Strategic advice on Site Options to maximise Capital receipt/income generation

  • Analysis of the occupational market

  • Concept design

  • Cost analysis and appraisals

  • Options Report

  • Sale or inhouse build strategy

 Ivybridge Town Supports an Aldi

Issued: 6 March 2020 
 
South Hams District Council’s consultation on whether an Aldi supermarket is wanted by the people of Ivybridge has now closed, with results showing that over two thirds (69%) of residents support the new supermarket proposals.  

The consultation, which ended on 19 February, had a robust response from residents with 66% of respondents telling the Council that they felt a new supermarket would improve footfall into the town centre. 

The Council listened carefully to previous public feedback where residents clearly said that they didn’t want a drive through or pub included in the proposals.  As such, the consultation was based on a smaller scheme which concentrates on key priorities to boost the town’s growth. 

There was strong support from survey respondents for a short stay car park with a whopping 87% in favour of changing from the current long stay.  Residents also felt that they would increase their visits to the town centre if they were able to get an hour and a half of free parking to allow them to access the town’s shops and businesses more easily.  While 57% responded to say they would support out of centre parking for the 6% of people who work in the town. 

The results revealed that most shoppers drive to do their main, or top up, shop during the day, suggesting there would be a marked improvement to the economy of the town by those who would take advantage of the free parking opportunities.

 

Respondents also felt that by improving shopping choice, it would drive down the cost of food shopping and would encourage people to shop locally within the town, rather than outside of it.  
 
The Council feel that these results demonstrate that residents, and those living outside of the town, recognise the benefits of supporting regeneration and economic activity within Ivybridge’s town centre. 

The Council’s next step is to consider the business plan and make a decision to proceed or not. 
 
Cllr Hilary Bastone, Deputy Leader for South Hams District Council, said: "We are really pleased with feedback from these consultations.  There was a really robust response from residents which is exactly what we were hoping for and Ivybridge in particular, were very clear about what they want to see in their town. 
 
“Having such solid support from the Ivybridge community to our revised plans shows that we’re now on the right path and it is very heartening.  These proposals will be a substantial financial investment from the District Council and we’re determined to get it right.“  

 

CCD Properties Role: 

 

  • Strategic advice on how to regenerate the Centre 

  • Commercial focus on the Occupational market 

  • Design led approach to finding a deliverable/functional plan 

  • Agreeing Heads of Terms with Aldi via a tender process 

  • Procuring a Consultant team 

  • Acting as Development manager. 

 

Investment -  Circa £8 million 

 Public Consultation 

Ivybridge

 Town Centre Car Park Regeneration    January to March 2020

Strategy:

Town Centre Regeneration, Increased footfall, Job creation and safe guarding, Business rates growth, Climate change mitigation.

Priorities:

Protecting the High street – support for generating more footfall into town to address the current high level of leakage to competing locations Enhanced Car Parking, Improved Riverside access, 

Commercial Retail Anchor for the Town.

Status:

​Commercial – Pre Let agreed with Aldi, Car parking – shorter stay tariff to be adopted to encourage a higher turnover of vehicles and insure users of the enhanced leisure centre, Aldi and the town can park. 

 

CCD Properties role:

Strategic advice on how to regenerate the Centre, Commercial focus on the Occupational market, Design led approach to finding a deliverable/functional plan. Agreeing Heads of Terms with Aldi via a tender process, Procuring a Consultant team, Development manager.

Investment – Circa £8 million

 Public Consultation

 Kingsbridge – Rope Walk Resource Centre  January to March 2020

Strategy

  • The current adopted commercial strategy for South Hams allows members to decide to support commercial development where it meets a number of key priorities. These are:-

  • Job creation or safeguarding  

  • Health & Wellbeing  

  • Town centre regeneration

  • Tourism / Increased footfall   

  • Business rate growth   

  • Improved asset utilisation   

  • Climate change mitigation

  • A minimum net yield return of 2% is targeted. However, in some circumstances, e.g. where community benefits are likely to be achieved, a lower return may be acceptable.​

Development Options

Residential: 

Circa 18 units – 3 /4  stories with associated carparking and landscaping

Type – open market and affordable

Investment – circa £4/£5 million

 

Hotel:

4 storey – 85 bedrooms and a restaurant

Investment – circa £10 million

CCD Properties Role

 

Strategic advice on best utilisation of the site to create sustainable income, commercial focus on the occupational market, design led approach to finding a deliverable/functional plan, Agreeing Heads of Terms with a Hotel operator, procuring a Consultant team, development Manager

South West Local Authority

January 2018

Invited to consider under used assets to create an Income Fund. 

 

2018

Submitted detailed Business Plans on five sites.

 

January 2019

Agreed HoTs on two Hotel deals.

 

February 2019

Designed and master planned a revised layout for a town centre car park to accommodate a food store and ancillary uses. At consultation phase.

Seaford - Medical and Leisure Hub

September 2018 - A ground-breaking health hub, that will bring medical, lifestyle and community facilities under one roof is being proposed for Seaford. The new £18 million facility would be built alongside the Downs Leisure Centre in Sutton Road and include a health hub, retail food unit, a minimum of eight apartments, and a bigger car park.Seaford’s two GP practices, Old School Surgery and Seaford Medical Practice, will potentially relocate to the new hub that will cater for these combined GPs with support nursing and admin teams and a minor surgery unit.

 

A new entrance and offices will be built for the leisure centre, which is run by Wave Leisure Trust, and the 60+ Club will be given new meeting facilities within the centre. As well as improved health facilities, the scheme will create employment opportunities with the opening of the new convenience store.

 

CCD’s vision and knowledge created the concept and design.

    • Master planned the scheme.

    • Agreed HoTs with the CCG/ESHT

    • Negotiated with the GPs

    • Re orientated the Wave Leisure internal layout to accommodate the Over 60s Club

    • Agreed HoTs with Coop

Hampden Retail Park    Eastbourne

May 2018

CCD submit a planning application on behalf of Eastbourne Borough Council. The scheme includes the refurbishment of the existing buildings and car parking together with the construction of three new units. Secured tenants include Tapi (8,000 ft.² ) and Costa drive-through.

Wish Tower

December 2018 

On behalf of Eastbourne Council completed Agreement for Lease/Lease negotiations with Bistro Pierre to occupy the new Iconic Wish Tower on the Eastbourne Sea Front.

The Buccaneer Pub Eastbourne

June 2017

Acquisition of the Buccaneer public house from Mitchell & Butler on behalf of Eastbourne Borough Council. A key strategic site purchase that forms part of the Devonshire Park Conference Centre development.  

Hampden Retail

Park 

Eastbourne

May 2017

Acting for Eastbourne Borough Council, completed on the purchase of a 67,000 ft.² retail park from Legal and General.

The tenants include B&Q, Halfords, Mothercare, Dreams and Maplin.

The park was a long term strategic purchase on behalf of the council with a view to refurbishment and extension   

Tesco Disposal To Winchester City Council

December 2016

Acting for Tesco, completed on the sale of a 13.7 acre site to Winchester City Council. The site will form the backbone of the new council leisure strategy for the city.