LHC’s urban design team has been working with South Hams District Council to develop a masterplan to improve Kingsbridge Quay and surrounding allocated sites. A consultation event has been held during July and feedback from this and several earlier stakeholder workshops is helping to shape the emerging plans.
LHC was asked in mid-2016 to develop an overarching masterplan vision for the underused quayside, with a brief to reconnect the area to the town centre, and provide around new homes and new employment land.
Proposals include improved public realm around the harbour side and the adjacent town square. New links between the town square and Fore Street to create a more pedestrian-friendly zone. Potential development could include 100 new homes with 40% designated as affordable, plus opportunities for cafes and restaurants along the waterfront, a new pontoon bridge and increased activity on the water.
The developing masterplan is intended to be both visionary, whilst also being commercially and politically viable, and proposes a mixed-use scheme which celebrates and builds upon Kingsbridge as a gateway to the Kingsbridge Estuary and the South Hams.