The Society has responded to the Council’s consultation which builds on the Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan (OMNP). The area has recently seen rapid social and economic development. The character of the area has changed from a decaying industrial district to flatted residential quarter.
There are several large developments proposed which make a development framework a critical planning resource. The aims which we support are:
- Reducing the domination of motor traffic to encourage walking and cycling.
- Creating new or improving existing public spaces to create people friendly streets.
The proposals to achieve those aims include:
- Reduced road widths and tighter junctions
- Wider footways
- Continuous pavements
- Better signage for pedestrians and cyclists.
Use this link for the Society’s full response.