Union Street

We have plans to regenerate a number of the key buildings and former shops towards the bottom of Union Street in Aldershot town centre.

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Planning application

We have now received the planning application from the Rushmoor Development Partnership for the proposed redevelopment of Union Street, which has been checked and validated by our planning team.

You can now view and comment on the planning application through our online planning system. The reference number is 20/00171/FULPP.

The closing date for comments is Friday 27 March.


Public consultation

Before the Rushmoor Development Partnership put together the planning application for the Union Street redevelopment, it was keen to share its thoughts and ideas and to hear local people's views. Public drop-in sessions took place at the Princes Hall, Aldershot on Thursday 16 January and at The Wellington shopping centre on Saturday 18 January.

Local people were also invited to give their views through the Rushmoor Development Partnership website. The closing date was Sunday 9 February.

About the Union Street site

The Union Street regeneration scheme will see the comprehensive redevelopment of a key area in the town centre and will create a new revitalised and vibrant space. 

The site is made up of a number of key buildings and former shops in Union Street, running from, and including, the former Marks and Spencer store to the corner of Wellington Street and around into the High Street. The scheme is being brought forward through the Rushmoor Development Partnership.

Development progress on Union Street 

Through a robust acquisition approach, we are close to acquiring the entire Union Street site. It had previously been divided among a complex network of private landlords.

  • 48 / 48A Union Street - November 2019
  • 54 to 56 and 53 High Street - February 2019
  • 38 to 46 Union Street - November 2018
  • 52 Union Street - February 2018
  • 50 Union Street - October 2017
  • 60/62 Union Street - November 2016

We are continuing discussions with landlords of the properties we don't own.

Demolition and safety works - winter 2019

The Rushmoor Development Partnership are on site and will be carrying out demolition work at the back of the shops in Union Street. This will see the demolition of a single storey extension at the back of 50 Union Street and of a goods reception building in the service yard behind 38 to 46 Union Street.

This work is needed to give the contractors access to the back of 53 to 55 High Street where urgent work is required because of concerns about the soundness of the building's internal structure.

Demolishing the two structures will allow the contractors to create a safer vehicle access to the site through the former Marks and Spencer goods yard, keeping lorry movements and dust and dirt disruption to a minimum.

As part of this phase, you'll see scaffolding and hoardings going up in part of the High Street and the pavement is likely to be narrowed in part. This work is expected to take up until around mid to late March, depending on the weather.

External funding for regeneration

We were successful in securing £5 million of government grant funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to help with development costs.

Union Street regeneration video

Watch the Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, Councillor David Clifford talking about the proposals for Union Street.

 
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