What will Clevedon look like in the future?

Publish Date : 08 Apr 2024

Consultation on plans to upgrade the Clevedon A&P Showgrounds and village are open until 8 May.

Franklin Local Board chair Angela Fulljames says developing the plans was triggered by community concerns about the impact of growth on Clevedon, and the need to renew the North Rd playground.

“The population is growing with new developments established, most of which surround the community spaces around the village and showgrounds.

“Before renewing the playground, we asked staff to review community spaces available to the community in view of all the growth and change that saw two workshops held that led to draft concept plans for the two areas. 

“These plans will ensure facilities and public spaces are fit-for-purpose as our community grows, and guide investment and the location of improvements. Several groups have already approached us to partner for things like ebike charging stations, basketball hoops and a pump track, so a plan we can use helps everyone.

“There is only limited renewal budget allocated to deliver the plans, but aspects will go ahead as money becomes available.”

Horses at a local community event.

Initial drafts were presented to board this year, with direction given to take the plans to public consultation to ensure the wider community could give feedback, including on which parts of the plans should take priority.

“We have limited funding – about $600,000 that would only go some way towards renewing the playground and hall, so we need to make it clear it’s not a funded plan, but we must have a plan in place to attract growth funding and third party investment.”

Residents can have their say online here, and at drop-in sessions to be advertised on Franklin Local Board’s Facebook page.

Feedback will be analysed and used to inform a final concept plan for approval in June.

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