A council-owned consultancy has been chosen to undertake feasibility studies for the redevelopment of Catterick Garrison Town Centre – they should be completed next Spring (2021).
EHDC-RegenCo, which forms part of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), has been appointed by Richmondshire District Council (RDC), in liaison with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the property arm of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Catterick has been identified as a location for ‘greener’ living and working. The studies will generate ideas and recommendations that will support the growth of the town including improving sustainable transport links and delivering high quality services to allow residents to lead an active, green and healthy lifestyle.
EHDC-RegenCo was established following EHDC’s successful work in accelerating the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon. EHDC-RegenCo offers a strong and unique public/private partnership combining public sector knowledge and understanding with private sector pace and ingenuity.
Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said:
“EHDC-RegenCo has developed an excellent track record of helping local authorities, the DIO and other partners accelerate the delivery of high-quality homes, jobs and sustainable communities, as well as drive forward town centre regeneration schemes. We have been able to do this through our acute understanding and knowledge of how local authorities work and the challenges they face in their communities, combined with our association with some of the best planners, designers and technical specialists in the business. We look forward to utilising this experience to help Richmondshire, DIO and many more authorities and public sector partners develop top quality schemes – and to deliver them at pace.”
Louise Ryder, DIO Programme Manager says:
“We are working alongside our partners in Richmondshire District Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership to redevelop Catterick Garrison. We welcome the expertise that EHDC-RegenCo will bring to the project to help realise the plans for the town, which will have far-reaching benefits for the military and civilian communities.”
And Richmondshire District Council Leader, Councillor Angie Dale, added:
“We are looking to create a community focal point to underpin the wider Garrison growth predicted within our Local Plan.
“These studies will take forward our aspirations for a town centre – combining future expansion at the Garrison as well as the ongoing growth within the Richmondshire district. This is a very exciting project for Catterick Garrison.”