NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council has been analysing feedback from members of the public following a road show on the future of Hucknall town centre.
A planned £12m improvement scheme is aimed at easing traffic congestion and revitalising the town centre.
As a result of the feedback, further minor modifications are being made to the scheme before a fresh planning application for the project is submitted next month. (NOV)
The council held a road show in Hucknall over three days in September, with a display in the town library for a week afterwards, giving local people the opportunity to view revised plans for the scheme.
The scheme will pedestrianise High Street between Market Place and Watnall Road and a new road will be constructed to carry traffic which would previously have used the High Street.
Subtle changes have been made to the original plans, including a realignment of the Station Road/Ashgate Road junction and an improved walk route from the town’s tram stop and railway station.
Key findings from feedback show that:
l 74% of respondents agree that the High Street suffers from too much traffic
l 69% of respondents agree that a proposed pedestrian zone in the High Street between Baker Street and Watnall Road will create a more appealing shopping environment.
The County Council believes that the current proposed scheme best meets the aims of the project to regenerate the town centre and attract new shops, reduce congestion, improve the environment for all users and enhance public transport provision.
The government is to contribute £8m to the scheme. £1.35m will come from Ashfield District Council with the remainder coming from the County Council which will carry out the scheme.