Redesign of Nottingham city centre to make it less car ‘dominated’ will be put to public

Maid Marian Way
By Joe Locker, Local Democracy Reporter

A redesigned Nottingham city centre and Maid Marian Way will be put to the public as the council looks to make it less car ‘dominated’.

Nottingham City Council received £12 million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund in June last year to improve the area around Angel Row and Maid Marian Way, in turn making the city centre safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

A specialist design consultant, Nottingham-based civil engineering firm BWB, has been hired to complete the outline design of the area.

The work has come at a cost of £350,000, funded by the Future High Streets Fund money.

It is now ready to go for public consultation.

Council delegated decision documents say: “A consultation exercise will take place will statutory consultees, key stakeholders and the public for a period of 3-4 weeks.

“Once completed, the detailed designs can be progressed, incorporating any changes deemed appropriate from the consultation.

“Further formal consultation will be required for the Traffic Regulation Order to accommodate changes to existing waiting and moving restrictions; this is a statutory process and will be carried out alongside the detailed design process, prior to the main construction works programme commencing.”

The redesign will aim to “reduce pedestrian severance of Maid Marian Way and Upper Parliament Street” and “enhance pedestrian connectivity from
the city centre towards Derby Road, the theatre district and Nottingham

Cycling infrastructure will be improved and more green areas will be introduced.

Documents add the plan is to “reduce the vehicular dominated layout whilst simultaneously providing improved pedestrian and cycling connections from parts of the city centre (north west and west) to the central core of Old Market Square.”

It is anticipated the public will be consulted sometime in November and December.

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