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Posted:
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:08am
Exhibition on Town Centre Improvements

Public exhibition on Loughborough town centre transport scheme construction.

An exhibition is to be held in Loughborough to inform people about planned construction work for the multi million pound town centre transport scheme.
Earlier this month the Department for Transport confirmed it would provide the £14.8m funding needed to complete the work.

The project includes building a new inner relief road, pedestrianising the A6 in the town centre and making improvements to the Forest Road and Belton Road West Extn junctions on the A6004. More »

County officers, along with representatives from the contractor Ringway Infrastructure Services, will be available at the exhibition to answer questions about the proposed construction work.

The exhibition will take place in The Rushes Shopping Centre in unit 8a (next to TK Maxx) on:

Thursday , April 11 from noon to 6pm
Friday, April 12, from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 2pm

Lesley Pendleton, County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “We were delighted when we heard the government was releasing the money for this scheme which has been many years in the pipeline.
“We believe the work will be of benefit to Loughborough and will help spark regeneration, boost the local economy and make the town centre more accessible.
“At the exhibition the plans will be available to view and officers will be on hand to talk them through, answer any questions and discuss how work will be carried out.”

Though much preparatory work has been carried out in recent months - including demolition and archaeology -, the main construction work is due to start on May 7.

For anyone unable to attend the exhibition, the display material will be available here from Monday, April 15: www.leics.gov.uk/major_transport_projects

Members of the public with questions about the proposed work can contact the County Council customer service centre by calling 0116 305 0001 or by emailing customerservices@leics.gov.uk » Less

Posted:
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:06am
Exhibition on Town Centre Improvements

Public exhibition on Loughborough town centre transport scheme construction.

An exhibition is to be held in Loughborough to inform people about planned construction work for the multi million pound town centre transport scheme.
Earlier this month the Department for Transport confirmed it would provide the £14.8m funding needed to complete the work.

The project includes building a new inner relief road, pedestrianising the A6 in the town centre and making improvements to the Forest Road and Belton Road West Extn junctions on the A6004. More »

County officers, along with representatives from the contractor Ringway Infrastructure Services, will be available at the exhibition to answer questions about the proposed construction work.

The exhibition will take place in The Rushes Shopping Centre in unit 8a (next to TK Maxx) on:

Thursday , April 11 from noon to 6pm
Friday, April 12, from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 2pm

Lesley Pendleton, County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “We were delighted when we heard the government was releasing the money for this scheme which has been many years in the pipeline.
“We believe the work will be of benefit to Loughborough and will help spark regeneration, boost the local economy and make the town centre more accessible.
“At the exhibition the plans will be available to view and officers will be on hand to talk them through, answer any questions and discuss how work will be carried out.”

Though much preparatory work has been carried out in recent months - including demolition and archaeology -, the main construction work is due to start on May 7.

For anyone unable to attend the exhibition, the display material will be available here from Monday, April 15: www.leics.gov.uk/major_transport_projects

Members of the public with questions about the proposed work can contact the County Council customer service centre by calling 0116 305 0001 or by emailing customerservices@leics.gov.uk » Less

Posted:
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 1:12pm
“Latest News ….Consultation planned on bus proposals”
“Latest News ….Consultation planned on bus proposals”

Decision to allow buses in pedestrian area of Loughborough put on hold

A decision to allow buses to drive through a proposed pedestrian area in Loughborough town centre has been put on hold.
Highways bosses had been due to approve a trial that would have seen buses and shoppers sharing the pedestrianised part of the A6 through the heart of the town.

An artist's impression of the pedestrianised area in Market Place, Loughborough
However, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet today rethought the scheme after appeals by councillors and residents, 520 of whom signed a petition against the idea. The scheme had also attracted much negative comment and criticism at the three recent Area Forum meetings in the town of Loughborough.
Under a planned £15 million scheme buses were to have been allowed to continue to travel both ways along the route they currently use while all other traffic would be diverted along an inner relief road along the eastern fringe of the town centre.
The idea had been branded "barmy" and dangerous by objectors who believe the pedestrian area should be entirely traffic free.
The council has now decided to hold off making a decision until consulting residents.
They are to be asked if they think all vehicles should be excluded from the pedestrian area, if buses should be allowed one way, or both ways before any decision is made.
County councillor for Loughborough's north west division Max Hunt said: "I am pleased there is another chance for people to have their say on this. It's barmy to allow buses in a pedestrian area and the decision should be made for the convenience of the people rather than that of the bus companies .
County Hall's transport director Ian Drummond warned councillors that bus companies were worried about the extra costs of diverting around the town centre as well as the impact on timetables.
He said about 6,000 people used buses daily to get into Loughborough and that they were "vital to a thriving town centre".
He said: "If we choose to prohibit buses entirely the bus companies could force us to a public enquiry."
Loughborough resident Anne Kingston, who collected the petition, said: "So what if it goes to a public enquiry? I think the bus companies would lose and we would end up with a properly pedestrianised town centre. That's what most people want."
Loughborough South county councillor David Slater proposed the new consultation.
He declined to say if he thought buses should be allowed in the pedestrian zone but said: "I honestly don't have an opinion on what is right. I want the best solution and to get to that we need to listen to what people think. We have got another consultation so people will be heard." More »

Read more: http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Decision-allow-buses-pedestrian-area-Loughborough/story-18334804-detail/story.html#ixzz2MqesiaqV
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Posted:
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 1:11pm
“Latest News ….Consultation planned on bus proposals”
“Latest News ….Consultation planned on bus proposals”

Decision to allow buses in pedestrian area of Loughborough put on hold

A decision to allow buses to drive through a proposed pedestrian area in Loughborough town centre has been put on hold.
Highways bosses had been due to approve a trial that would have seen buses and shoppers sharing the pedestrianised part of the A6 through the heart of the town.

An artist's impression of the pedestrianised area in Market Place, Loughborough
However, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet today rethought the scheme after appeals by councillors and residents, 520 of whom signed a petition against the idea. The scheme had also attracted much negative comment and criticism at the three recent Area Forum meetings in the town of Loughborough.
Under a planned £15 million scheme buses were to have been allowed to continue to travel both ways along the route they currently use while all other traffic would be diverted along an inner relief road along the eastern fringe of the town centre.
The idea had been branded "barmy" and dangerous by objectors who believe the pedestrian area should be entirely traffic free.
The council has now decided to hold off making a decision until consulting residents.
They are to be asked if they think all vehicles should be excluded from the pedestrian area, if buses should be allowed one way, or both ways before any decision is made.
County councillor for Loughborough's north west division Max Hunt said: "I am pleased there is another chance for people to have their say on this. It's barmy to allow buses in a pedestrian area and the decision should be made for the convenience of the people rather than that of the bus companies .
County Hall's transport director Ian Drummond warned councillors that bus companies were worried about the extra costs of diverting around the town centre as well as the impact on timetables.
He said about 6,000 people used buses daily to get into Loughborough and that they were "vital to a thriving town centre".
He said: "If we choose to prohibit buses entirely the bus companies could force us to a public enquiry."
Loughborough resident Anne Kingston, who collected the petition, said: "So what if it goes to a public enquiry? I think the bus companies would lose and we would end up with a properly pedestrianised town centre. That's what most people want."
Loughborough South county councillor David Slater proposed the new consultation.
He declined to say if he thought buses should be allowed in the pedestrian zone but said: "I honestly don't have an opinion on what is right. I want the best solution and to get to that we need to listen to what people think. We have got another consultation so people will be heard." More »

Read more: http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Decision-allow-buses-pedestrian-area-Loughborough/story-18334804-detail/story.html#ixzz2MqesiaqV
Follow us: @thisisleics on Twitter | thisisleicestershire on Facebook » Less

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