Aldershot MP welcomes council approval of multi-million-pound regeneration scheme in heart of the town

Rushmoor Borough Council’s Development Management Committee last night approved the Rushmoor Development Partnership (RDP) regeneration scheme for Union Street in Aldershot.

This redevelopment, due to take two and a half to three years to complete, provide new flexible retail and commercial space, centred around an attractive public square and ‘Union Yard’, as well as new homes, student accommodation for the University for the Creative Arts, and a creative space for local artisans and independent businesses in the heart of Aldershot. 

Leo Docherty MP said: “I am delighted that Rushmoor Borough Council have now formally approved these exciting plans for the regeneration of Union Street in Aldershot.

This scheme will see the comprehensive redevelopment of a key area in the heart of the town centre, and will create a new revitalised and vibrant space for all residents to enjoy.

I know how eager the people of Aldershot are to see town centre regeneration delivered, and I will continue to support the work of Rushmoor Borough Council to deliver an ambitious programme of investment in our high streets. This remains one of my highest priorities as our Member of Parliament.”

Mr. Docherty was also pleased to help secure a total of £8.4m of government funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund in February 2018 to help fund the development costs of regeneration in Aldershot - £5m to support the scheme at Union Street East.

You can find full details of the scheme here. 

Photo: Leo Docherty MP and Rushmoor Borough Council Leader, Cllr. David Clifford onsite as demolition work begins in February 2020