Chard Regeneration

Find out about the exciting regeneration plans for Chard Town Centre here and have your say.

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This is Chard Regeneration...

Following extensive research and guided by suggestions previously made by Chard residents, South Somerset District Council has worked with partners to develop an ambitious strategy which will bring significant changes to Chard and the community.

View the Proposals

Chard Regeneration focuses on regenerating the Boden Mill site in the centre of the town, and proposed components include a new leisure centre and swimming pool, alongside a blend of housing and commercial developments.

In addition to this, the scheme proposes a number of other measures to boost business in the town, support events and revitalise the market.

A consultation event was held in Chard on Saturday 16 June, attended by hundreds of residents. We had a fantastic response with hundreds of letters, comments and emails still being analysed.

Follow this link to a video on Youtube which gives you an overview of some of the comments we've received so far.

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The consultation ended in September following a number of further events and here's an overview of what you've been saying:

  • You would love to see more green and open spaces for the community where public events could be held
  • You would like to see a new leisure centre including a swimming pool provided alongside affordable attractions for young people
  • You would like more places to eat and socialise
  • The idea of creating a community hub is something you would welcome
  • You would like to see the scheme incorporate ways of helping small, independent retailers and welcomed the idea of a covered market

Here's a link to a report on the feedback to date.

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We'll keep you updated on all important developments.