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Plan to revamp Green Street paved area could cost £230K

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A PAVED area next to Green Street car park could be transformed under a £230,000 plan put forward by the government.

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As part of the proposals large bushes and a tree would be replaced with new trees, and benches and cycle racks installed. If the planning application is approved, the government says the area would be a ‘more welcoming and vibrant’ public space.

A design statement included with the application adds: ‘Currently the routes across the plaza from the street to the two pedestrian entrances to the car park are not easily discernible. Sight lines are blocked by the planting, which takes up much of the space.

‘The proposed design opens up these sight lines. These routes through the plaza are kept straight and clear of obstacles.

‘As part of the desire to create a more welcoming and vibrant public realm space for pedestrians of all abilities, the opportunity has been taken, along with opening up the space, to introduce a series of benches.’

The application also seeks to install steps near to the car park in place of a steep slope. According to the government, a total of £230,000 has been budgeted for the project. Subject to receiving planning permission, the four-month project could begin in spring 2020.

The government said that there is not due to be any impact on parking and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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