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Planning

Maidstone Borough Council

Supplier Engagement Opportunity - Maidstone Town Centre Strategy Development

Publication Platform
DUE NORTH LIMITED

Publication Date
15 August 2022

Tender ID
MAIDSTONE001-DN628298-52022032

Description
Maidstone Council is producing a town centre strategy the purpose of which is to establish and provide clarity on the long-term vision for the town centre, complemented by a comprehensive delivery plan to achieve this. This work will be underpinned by a set of core principles which reflect the vision for both the county town at the heart of Kent and a borough with vibrant and prosperous urban and rural communities. To achieve this MBC is looking to engage a professional team which will work collaboratively with the council's project team and assist in producing • A "masterplan" of what goes where, connectivity within the town centre and of the town centre to surrounding residential areas and transport systems • Urban design principles for the town centre including for exemplar quality public realm • An infrastructure plan to include transport and public realm improvements • Review of current development guidelines for 3 opportunity sites (nb the council produced and published guidelines for 5 opportunity sites in 2020 of which 2 have progressed to planning application/development stages) • Production of development guidelines for any further opportunity sites identified in the master-planning work • Specific proposals relating to lighting including short- and longer-term improvements • Specific proposals with respect to green infrastructure including short- and longer-term improvements How the spaces in the town centre are used, business support and inward investment activities are outside the scope of the commission. Interested parties are invited to review the supplier engagement document attached, and submit the requested information by 5pm on 7th September 2022.