Chance to have your say on changes to Wisbech Market Place enhancement scheme suggested by Highways which will see the area pedestrianised
Local residents are being asked their views on some amendments to the market place/town centre redevelopment scheme which would see the town centre pedestrianised for most of the day.
Following talks with Cambridgeshire County Highways, some amendments have been suggested, which would see all accesses to gated off meaning loss of the Market Place disabled parking spaces.
The view of the Local Highway Authority is that closure at Church terrace would result in additional traffic issues in Hill Street, and it is therefore suggested that Hill Street be included in the scheme.
Closure of the town centre would therefore be by gates at: Church Terrace (at Nat West near the Market Place arch),Hill Street (at the arch on Nene Quay), Market Street (replacing the bollards), High Street (under the arch to prevent any access against the no-entry).
Closure will cover 7am to 4pm pedestrianising the town centre.
The access at Hill Street and Church Terrace would be staffed to allow delivery vehicles and market traders only to be permitted between 7am and 10am. Domestic properties on Hill Street would retain current vehicular access rights.
This scheme would prevent access to the existing disabled parking spaces at the end of the Market Place (opposite Savers). However, it is envisaged that replacement disabled parking bays would be created within the vicinity of the town centre (to be decided, but possibly Bridge Street and Church Terrace).
Your comments on these proposals are requested below. responses are required by 5pm Friday August 10 2018 for discussion at a meeting of the market place management committee to be held on Monday August 13.