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Wantage Market Place - pedestrianisation plans

on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 12:22pm

Wantage Town Council has published plans to improve on social distanced areas within the Market Place as a whole, make the area safer for the public to visit and to engage with local businesses.  

The plan, which is more involved than the current closing the Western End, involves bus services, highways, disabled parking, parking and taxi availability. 

The plan has been submitted to Oxfordshire County Council for comment and guidance and a survey has been published (click) to allow the public to comment.

Outline of Plan

  • South side of Market Place closed to unauthorised traffic.
  • Two-way traffic on North side of Market Place with 20 mph speed limit.
  • Buses and Taxis to be accommodated in Eastern end of Market Place.
  • Pedestrian area to be extended to cover the highway on Southern side of Market Place from Western end to crossing by Statue and up towards the Bell Public House.
  • Car park to West of statue to remain open but 3 parking spaces designated for the disabled leaving 11 (30 minute) parking spaces for general public.
  • No Access to and from Market Place to Newbury Street.
  • Newbury Street from Market Place to Post Office Lane pedestrianised (2 disabled parking spaces).

Further details can be seen here:-

The survey will run until midnight 31 October 2020 and can be taken here:-