Garden Town exhibition launched 12 July 2017

The display will be on show in Taunton town centre until 15 July 2017 to provide residents with more information about what a Garden Town is and offering them the chance to ask questions and comment.

Taunton is the only Garden Town in the South West, after being awarded the distinction in the New Year by the Government.

It means that future development will benefit from being closely linked to the environment through green corridors giving direct access to the countryside, improved transport, cycle and pedestrian links, more green spaces and links to the riverside.

“Becoming a garden Town is the result of having a clear strategy and commitment to a thriving town centre, new, sustainable communities, a strong and growing business community, improved transport and infrastructure, marrying development with access to green spaces,” said Leader of the Borough Council John Williams.

“Taunton already benefits from many of the characteristics of a Garden Town – we want to strike that balance between retaining that special character and wonderful environment to our growth aspirations that will make our county town more desirable and prosperous in future.”

He urged people to take the time to visit the exhibition, adding: “We want the exhibition ti stimulate questions and gather views about people’s hopes and concerns and the things they would like to see addressed.”

Exhibition times and venues:

Monday 10 July 2017:  12 noon to 4:00 pm Market House (Taunton Visitor Centre - TVC)
Tuesday 11 July 2017:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm Market House (TVC)
Wednesday 12 July 2017:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm Market House (TVC)
Thursday 13 July 2017: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Market House (TVC)
Friday 14 July 2017: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Orchard Centre, Taunton
Saturday 15 July 2017: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Orchard Centre, Taunton