'Ban cars from Strand/Rolle St'

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:44 09 April 2010

TWO Exmouth associations are recommending pedestrianisation of The Strand and have gone one step further to include Rolle Street. Exmouth Community Association and Exmouth Residents' Association are urging people to back a proposal to ban vehicles from

TWO Exmouth associations are recommending pedestrianisation of The Strand - and have gone one step further to include Rolle Street. Exmouth Community Association and Exmouth Residents' Association are urging people to back a proposal to ban vehicles from The Strand, turning it into a piazza, at a public consultation, starting tomorrow (Friday). People will have a chance to have their say on The Strand development at the public consultation in the Town Hall, which will unveil three proposed drawings for the area. It runs until January 9. The community groups also said Devon County Council (DCC) should include Rolle Street in the pedestrianisation scheme, linking up the Magnolia Centre to The Strand. The suggestions were unveiled to DCC urban design officers at a public meeting this week. Geoff Morris, of the Exmouth Residents' Association, said: "If we leave Rolle Street out, we have lost the benefit of pedestrianisation - Rolle Street is the key." The officers did not support the suggestion of Rolle Street, believing it could increase traffic at the top end of Rolle Road, and said they could not see how the side streets could take the strain of extra traffic. The groups will be sending a report with their suggestions on the pedestrianisation of The Strand to Devon County Council in January, including a road analysis of the Rolle Street area. The Strand proposals put forward by Devon County Council and the results of last June's public consultation can be found at www.devon.gov.uk/exmouthstrand The exhibition, which will be attended by DCC representatives, is open from 2.30pm to 7pm tomorrow (Friday) and 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday.


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