Beach Street Pedestrianisation

Feedback is now closed - although monitoring is ongoing. We have removed this survey as we will be undertaking formal consultation on this issue and want to avoid confusion.

 

In December Council will make a decision on whether to restrict vehicles from using the upper part of Beach Street (between Camp Street and Cow Lane).\

In looking at this our aim is to improve the town centre as a place for shoppers and others walking around the town centre.

Four options are being considered:

1. Leave Beach Street ‘as is.’ This option would retain Upper Beach St in its current form, where it is a slow traffic environment and relatively ‘pedestrian friendly.’

2. Full Pedestrianisation. Under this option Upper Beach St would be closed at all times to all vehicles except emergency and maintenance vehicles. The full closure would be ‘supported’ by removable bollards at either end of the pedestrianised section of road.

3. Partial Pedestrianisation (A). Under this option Upper Beach St would be closed to all vehicles except emergency and maintenance vehicles 18 hours a day (i.e. from 10:00am to 4:00am) and 7 days a week. At other times the street would be open to goods service vehicles. The closure would be ‘supported’ by signage (the daily task of taking down / putting up bollards at either end of the street is regarded as impractical)

4. Partial Pedestrianisation (B). Under this option Upper Beach St would be closed to all vehicles except goods service, emergency and maintenance vehicles at all times. This traffic management option would be supported by signage, but no physical barriers. The parking zones in Upper Beach Street would be removed.

Under all options being considered emergency access would still be provided.

Under options 2, 3, and 4 we’d also make changes to parking by

  • Converting the P15 car parking in Cow Lane into loading zone
  • Converting loading zone in lower beach St (between Rees St and Shotover St) to provide a minimum of 5 new carparking spaces

The following map shows the areas affected:

Beach St

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