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Our future


Our town has seen many successes:

Gunnels Wood is the largest employment area in the County, accommodating international bioscience and high-tech organisations and supporting business growth; our Neighbourhood Centres provide the community with sustainable local facilities; we benefit from large, well-used areas of open space and our cycle network rivals those of European towns. However some of the the original features of the town are now ageing and in need of regeneration.

We also want to see the town grow. Providing new homes will not only attract new communities, but will stimulate investment in retail, cultural and leisure facilities, and provide increased opportunities for commercial development

As a focal point of the town, a key part of this growth and renewal will come from the regeneration of the town centre.

Our ambition is to deliver a town centre that has confidence and ambition:

  • a lively and energetic place where people can live, work and play with access to enviable facilities and great links to the rest of the town, its hinterland and beyond;
  • a driver for economic success and prosperity in Hertfordshire and the south east;
  • a place of true civic pride and enduring entrepreneurship.

We want the people of Stevenage to be proud to live, work and shop locally and we want to create an environment that attracts investment and interest from elsewhere.