The My Castle Gateway Open Brief formed a basis – alongside other financial, policy and technical considerations – for the work of BDP, engaged by the council to produce masterplan proposals. They responded to this brief, looking at:-
- Major sites within the area
- Other interventions in support of wishes stated in the brief, or where other changes created opportunities
- Transport and movement issues
- Financial modelling to investigate costs and benefits
The masterplan ideas were presented in a way which broadly grouped them by area, as:-
The masterplan ideas were made public in November, and a formal period for feedback ran until 22nd December. During this period there were various ways for people to view the masterplan ideas and to respond to them.