The Town Council works with Transforming Trowbridge to realise the development of the Town Centre to provide a full range of retail, leisure and commercial services, accessible to all. Recent developments have been Sainsbury's supermarket, located to the north of the town centre and the Gateway on Bythesea Road, home to NEXT, Brantano, New Look, Boots and Argos. The town council's own contribution to Transforming Trowbridge is the redevelopment of the Civic Hall to provide a new Civic Centre. Wiltshire Council is also embarking on a project to refurbish County Hall, which will be the new home of the library. Plans for a new leisure centre are also at an early stage and due to be built in 2017.
A number of other key development sites are also available around the town and it is hoped that a new cinema will be provided on one of these.
Wiltshire Core Strategy Consultation
The Town Council has recently responded to Wiltshire Council's consultation on the development of the Core Strategy, which will identify locations, types and levels of development for the period up to 2026.
The Town Council has generally supported the suggestions, which include Trowbridge as a focus for continued significant levels of development of new homes, as well as employment sites and new services and facilities in vacant town centre sites.
The Town Council's comments and all other comments on the plan can be found on the Wiltshire Council consultation web-site: