Streetscape plans for Bamburgh go on show

Bamburgh
Bamburgh

An exhibition on plans for an improved streetscape in Bamburgh went on show last week, with more than 70 people coming along to look at proposals.

The scheme has been designed to improve traffic flows and reduce congestion, leaving more space for people to move around in the popular tourist destination.

Proposals include features such as an anti-clockwise one-way system on Front Street and a junction priority change; three-hour time-limited parking around The Grove; and a ban on parking on Church Street.

The exhibition was an opportunity for people to comment on the scheme, view potential materials and speak to council officers.

Following the exhibition, the plans have been displayed in St Aidan’s Church and will be available until noon tomorrow to give people the chance to view the proposals and leave feedback.

The plans and a feedback form are also available online at www.northumberland.gov.uk/Highways/Roads/Traffic.aspx#2trafficmanagementconsultation

The scheme is part of a wider project that has already provided traffic calming on the village approach roads and is increasing the number of spaces in the council’s car park.

Northumberland County Council says the consultation drawings are illustrative and show proposed options only.

Final plans will be prepared once the council has received comments and feedback on the options.

Paul Jones, director of local services and housing delivery for the county council, said: “We are pleased that local residents and other interested parties came along to the event and are taking the opportunity to look at and have their say on future plans for the village.

“Feedback on the draft proposals from those who attended the event was mostly very positive.

“We will be reviewing the details of the scheme in light of all the feedback we received, so we can finalise the plans and implement the scheme.

“Subject to feedback and the progress of the consultation we are aiming that work could start in the village this autumn, after the busiest time in the visitor season.”