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St Martin’s Centre, Caversham

Pre-application consultation support

Redwood helped long-standing client Hermes Investment Management secure unanimous approval for its planning application to rejuvenate the St Martin’s Centre, in Caversham.

The application, which was recommended for approval by Officers, will enable valuable new investment to take place.  The consented works will add to the vibrancy and vitality of the existing precinct, and to the Village Centre as a whole, creating an improved shopping and leisure environment, with a cinema, along with 40 new apartments and approximately 70 full-time jobs.-t

Redwood provided communications and stakeholder management support from pre-submission through to and following determination, coordinating coverage on the BBC, ITV, Estates Gazette and in the local media.  Dialogue with the local community, which involved hundreds of interested local people, a number of very active community organisations, councillors of different political stripes and the local MP, resulted in a range of changes to the final planning application to take on board feedback.

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