Heritage Square Project and High Street North
Old Post Office Square Proposals
- Retain existing heritage layout, but renew footpath and highway surface finishes.
- Relocate car parking bays (see B below) to create a new central square for community focussed events and meeting place. Note: Limited parking will continue to be provided but managed when events are planned.
- New seating and planting to enhance the space and encourage the community to visit, stay and enjoy the space.
- Bespoke series of bollards demarcate the central square and manage parking whilst allowing good access into the space. The bollards are to be developed by an artisan and inspired by the engineering heritage associated with the town.
A. White Horse junction reconfigured from two-way traffic flow to eastbound only one-way traffic flow. Footpaths widened and new crossing to improve pedestrian access and movement.
B. New on street parking bays created to mitigate loss of parking in Old Post Office Square.
C. Cyclists will be able to cycle in both directions along the entire length of Main Street with westbound cycle contraflow and eastbound with traffic on carriageway.
D. Heritage Square – developing the Old Post Office Square and Long Shop museum area as a special part of the town, reflecting our history and providing a versatile and welcoming space.
E. On carriageway cycle logo symbols will be provided to alert other road users to expect the presence of cyclists.
Proposed Street Improvements for: