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Executive members are set to consider the latest plans to regenerate the centre of Redditch.

The plans focus on the four regeneration quarters: Station and Residential, Education and Enterprise, Retail and Leisure and Public Sector and Cultural.

The Church and the ‘old town’ would anchor the four quarters and a strategy will be devised to link the areas together creating open spaces and clear routes.

This will form the basis on which an investment plan will be produced to enable the authority to access up to £25m of the Town’s Fund which is set to be awarded next year.

As part of the process the government has made £173k available to the Council to support the preparation of the Investment Plan including setting up a Governance Board and public consultation.

Redditch Borough Council Leader Matt Dormer said: These are ambitious plans designed to unlock Redditch’s potential and strengthen its appeal to people as a destination to work, live and enjoy themselves in.”

Cllr David Thain , whose portfolio covers Corporate Management and Finance, added: “This is a multi-million pound investment in Redditch and it is imperative we get this right now for our future generations.

We hope that we can start consulting our residents on what they want to see in the town in the next few weeks.”

The next meeting of the Executive is on Monday November 11 where members will note the report.