People are being invited to have their say on proposals to enhance Queen Street in Newton Abbot. The project webpage can be found at devon.cc/queen-street-newton-abbot

 

A public consultation has been launched today (Friday 29 April) by Devon County Council, in partnership with Teignbridge District Council, on a scheme to make Queen Street a more attractive, safe and healthy place for visitors and businesses.

 

Currently, the pavements in Queen Street are too narrow in places for large numbers of pedestrians, and side roads can be difficult to cross.

 

The scheme plans being put forward aim to address these issues and people have until Friday 24 June to comment on the proposals.

 

These proposals include:

 

  • Widened pavements to give shoppers more space to move and access shops and services;
  • Improved crossings at side roads and safer crossing opportunities across Queen Street;
  • Enhanced planting and street furniture such as public seating to make Queen Street a more appealing shopping destination;
  • A reduction in parking spaces of around 55% across the scheme area, a small increase in disabled parking, and changes to loading bays to facilitate pedestrian enhancements;
  • General traffic removal west of Albany Street and restricted access on some side roads;
  • 20mph speed limit between The Avenue and Courtenay Street.

 

As part of the consultation, online webinars will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 17 May for residents and shoppers, and 6pm on Wednesday 18 May for business owners or representatives.

 

There will also be a virtual ‘drop-in’ event from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday 24 May. This is an opportunity to dial in at any point during the two-hour window to give feedback directly to the project team. Attendees can join and leave at any time during the session.

 

At each event, officers from Devon County Council and Teignbridge District Council will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

To register for any of these events, please follow the relevant links on the project webpage or email the project team at [email protected].

 

If you would like further information, please get in touch using the following contact details:

Address: Transport Planning, Matford Offices, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD

Phone: 0345 155 1004

Email: [email protected]