Design ConsiderationsThe design principles of this scheme will be consistent with completed enhancements elsewhere across the City Centre and Waterfront areas and will include: Improving connections; to and from the project areas with the rest of the city centre, the aim is to review existing pedestrian crossing arrangements, desire lines, guardrail and surfacing materials in order to better connect distinct areas for pedestrians. Enhanced materials; high quality surfacing will be installed where possible and this will help to improve the look and feel of the project areas. Improved signage; pedestrian signage will be reviewed and improved throughout the project areas which will make the spaces easier to navigate to and through for visitors to the area. In addition, Street signage will be improved where possible which again will make street names more visible and will help locals and visitors alike to identify addresses in the area. Greening the City; opportunities will be explored to plant more trees and incorporate additional green spaces in to the design of these areas. De-cluttering; the location of signs, guardrail and other street furniture will be reviewed and where possible they will be removed which will help to simplify and smarten up these areas.
CONSULTATION In order to ensure that the design of these schemes are as successful as possible and that the local population benefit from the works, we want to find out how people use these areas, what the likes / dislikes are, what people would like to see more of, and likewise what people would like to see less of. A series of public consultation sessions have now been held in order to find the answers to these questions and provide interested businesses, organisations and individuals with an opportunity to feed in to the proposals. These sessions took place at Coastal Housing Group’s Urban Village on High Street on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday October 2: Drop-in session from 2pm to 6pm and workshop from noon to 2pm
- Thursday October 3: Drop-in sessions from noon to 3pm and 5pm to 6pm. Workshop from 3pm to 5pm
- Friday October 4: Drop-in sessions from 9am to 10am and noon to 1pm. Workshop from 10am to noon