The Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan is a document set out to help shape development in the town for the next 15 years.

It was adopted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in September 2015.

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  • In total, 353 written responses were received throughout the consultation period.
  • 141 written responses were received from phase two of the consultation alone adding up to almost 26,000 words of text.
  • In addition, 1,040 people were directly engaged throughout the consultation period.
  • Digitally, there was a Facebook reach of 19,559 people and 15,327 total website hits.

Masterplan Workstreams

As of May 2017, the Masterplan Task Group has identified the following five workstream priorities:

1) Highways and movement – the delivery of highway improvements.

2) Marketing the plans – promoting Haverhill and marketing the specific sites included in the Masterplan.

3) Site assembly – gaining management of the specific sites as well as investing and influencing

4) Development briefs – from a planning perspective

5) Place management – for example, town centre work delivered by the town and borough councils

Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan

The Masterplan - and Haverhill Vision 2031 - recognises the town centre as a key location, a focus for Haverhll and an asset for the whole community.

ONE Haverhill Partnership's aspirations for the town centre are that by 2013, Haverhill Town Centre will be:

  • A place to live, work and play - a mixed use town centre which welcomes people, makes the most of existing attractions and adds to them so that people want to live, work, shop and relax in the town.
  • Ready for growth - a centre which grows out from the High Street to provide the retail and other attractions an increasing population needs. A centre which is well promoted as part of the wider offer of the town.
  • Connectivity - a centre which relates to the wider town, which traffic flows around, where access for deliveries and services has been planned and with well-sighted and attractive walking routes around the centre and from the car parks.
  • An attractive environment - a town centre which develops its physical environment, celebrates its local heritage and encourages people to spend quality time in it.

Above all, the Masterplan is aspirational, sets out a clear direction for the future development of the town centre, but is also realistic, having regard to what is achieveable and, importantly, deliverable.


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"The Town Centre Masterplan is one of the success stories of ONE Haverhill Partnership"

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