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Newbury Town Centre Masterplan

Newbury Town Centre Masterplan

The Vision for Newbury's Town Centre and High Streets

The Newbury Town Centre Masterplan is a vision project that looks at Newbury’s strengths and weaknesses and sets out the parameters of how the town can grow and change. The vision focuses on social interaction, economic growth, civic engagement and community activities. 

Northbrook high street in Newbury with people and shops

Newbury will continue to be a successful, modern market town by ensuring it is a place that:

  • promotes its heritage and independent identity
  • is innovative and entrepreneurial, able to respond quickly to economic change
  • is social and welcoming, where people gather to meet and celebrate
  • is green in the widest sense, promoting sustainability, biodiversity and healthy living
  • listens to the needs of its urban and rural community

Newbury Wharf Transformation

newbury wharf

Exciting proposals are progressing as we propel forward with plans to revitalise some of our town centres.

A planning application has been submitted for phase 1 of the Wharf project, which involves improvements to the public access along the Waterfront (project A) and a Peace Garden (project C). Both projects are set to improve and transform the current space into a more inviting and welcoming place.

Grant funding of £375,000 from the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and £420,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund underlines the commitment to this first phase of this transformative project. At this stage all funding committed to the project is external grant funding, and we will keep bidding for more from other sources to undertake the full scope of the vision for the site.

The submitted planning application can be found on our planning portal using application reference number: 23/02875/REG.

Find Out More

The Masterplan document, which includes baseline assessments, the vision, spatial masterplan and strategies for 'public realm and movement' and 'branding and events' as well as a delivery strategy, was endorsed by the Council’s Executive on 10 February 2022. We are now working with partners and stakeholders, including Newbury Town Council, Newbury BID and external funding bodies to work up and deliver a range of exciting projects to deliver the vision in the short, medium and longer term. Visit for more information

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