Consultation opens on St Margaret’s Street plans

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Plans to extend the city centre pedestrian zone in St Margaret’s Street as far as its junction with Watling Street have gone out to public consultation.

The project would also see the surfacing and lighting in St Margaret’s Street upgraded, similar to the work completed recently in Orange Street, The Friars and Best Lane.

To prevent vehicles from exiting Hawks Lane into what would be the newly pedestrianised area, bollards would be installed.

The £188,000 scheme is being fully funded by developers, including £75,000 from the developers of the Slatters scheme in St Margaret’s Street.

Chairman of the council’s Regeneration and Property Committee, Cllr Ben Fitter-Harding, said: “We’re very pleased to see the Slatters redevelopment project making progress. Improving the street outside the building and making the area easier for pedestrians to use are important parts of the overall scheme.

“The similar surfacing enhancements to other roads in the city centre have been well received and we hope this proposed work in St Margaret’s Street will go down just as well. Please give us your views in the consultation.”

A further proposal in the city centre pedestrianised area, which would see vehicles prevented from accessing St Peter’s Lane from St Peter’s Street, again using bollards, is also being consulted on at the moment.

More information and a survey on both of these proposals are available. Paper copies can be requested by calling 01227 862059. Comments must be submitted by Monday 18 February.