Have your say on the future of the Molson Coors site

Residents have the chance to contribute their ideas for the future use of the former brewery site in Alton.

East Hampshire District Council, Alton Town Council and Molson Coors are working together to prepare a development brief to guide the future development of the site.

Their first act is to hold a public exhibition on 16 December to explain what the brief will achieve and to talk with local people and interested groups.

The event, to be held at Alton Assembly Rooms, between 5-8pm, will provide an opportunity for the public to contribute ideas for the future use of the site and give their views on priorities, opportunities and potential challenges.

This input will contribute to the early stages of work on the development brief.  There will be further public consultation next year as the brief is developed, and before it is formally adopted by the district council.

When finalised, the development brief will be used to consider any future planning application for redevelopment of the site.

Cllr Angela Glass, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “The exhibition on 16 December will give everyone a chance to get on board with this process at the earliest possible opportunity.

“This is a key site in the heart of Alton and it is very important we think carefully about how it will be used. That is why we need residents to come to the event and let us know their long-term aspirations.”

Leah Coney, clerk to Alton Town Council, said: “We would like to see as many residents as possible come along to this first public engagement session. We are greatly encouraged that Molson Coors and East Hampshire District Council are keen to understand how the community would like to see the site developed, so it is really important that Altonians have their say and make their views known.”