Back in October 2020, Stevenage Borough Council’s Planning and Development Committee resolved to grant planning permission to SG1, following a recommendation of approval for the proposal by the Council’s planning officers. Subsequent to this decision, the Council was advised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) that the Secretary of State had issued a ‘holding direction’ on the planning decision. The direction meant that the grant of planning permission would be delayed until the Secretary of State had decided whether or not to ‘call-in’ the SG1 planning application for his own decision following the holding of a public inquiry conducted by an independent planning inspector.…
The major regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre received approval from Stevenage Borough Council’s Planning and Development Committee last night (20th October). Mace, Stevenage Borough Council’s Development Partner will bring forward SG1, a new development covering 14.5 acres of the town centre and introducing 11 new buildings including residential, leisure, community, commercial and retail facilities. This landmark proposal will create a new heart for Stevenage, which will serve the needs of local people and businesses for decades to come. With a focus on inclusivity, environmental sustainability and wellbeing, SG1 will create attractive new streets, squares and public realm as well as improving pedestrian and cycle connections across the town. The…
Mace’s Director of Development, Kevin Cowin along with the Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, Sharon Taylor featured on the BBC’s Look East evening news programme on 7th January.
A significant milestone has been reached this week signalling an important next step in regenerating the heart of Stevenage as Mace submits a major planning application covering 14.5 acres of the town centre.
Residents and businesses in Stevenage are being asked to give their views on the substantial regeneration of their town centre.
PRP is leading on the design of SG1 and is an interdisciplinary, design-led practice with over 55-years’ experience in housing design and urban planning.
Stevenage was designated as the first ‘New Town’ in England in 1946, a pioneering and key part of the reconstruction of Britain after World War II.