Market Place and Underbanks Access Plan

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Closes 24 Oct 2021

Market Place and Churchgate

The proposals for the Market Place and Churchgate area include:

  • The full-time (24 hours a day / 7 days a week) closure of Churchgate/ Millgate to through traffic between property number 7 Millgate to immediately north of the Market Place/ Churchgate junction to provide improved connectivity between St Mary’s church and the Market Place. Cycle and pedestrian access through the closed section of Churchgate will be maintained.  The closure will require:
    • The removal of on street parking, currently permitted 8pm to 6am Mon to Sat and all day Sunday, along the western side of Millgate between its junctions with Marketplace and Shawcross Fold. Two parking spaces will be provided at the northern end of the closed section of Millgate.
    • The introduction of a space so vehicles can complete a three-point turn on Churchgate on the southern side of the closure, resulting in the loss of two parking spaces at the St Mary’s Church car park. Introduction of a shared loading bay (8am to 6pm) and parking bay (6pm to 8am).
  • The closure of Market Place and the section of Churchgate alongside St Mary’s Church to traffic between 10.30 and midnight, Monday to Sunday and 7am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, enforced via automatic bollards located to the west of property number 12 Churchgate. The existing closure of Market Place at the western frontage of the Market is to remain in place as part of the proposals.
  • The closure of Park Street and Vernon Street between 10.30am and midnight, Monday to Sunday and 7am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, enforced via automatic bollards located along Park Street next to its junction with Turner Street / Shawcross Fold and fixed bollards located at the junction of Vernon Street / Turner Street.
  • Vernon Street between Turner Street and Warren Street to  become shared use walking and cycling path to provide cycling link from the Market to Warren Street.
  • The full-time 24/7 closure of Meal House Brow to traffic, enforced by the introduction of fixed bollards at the northern and southern end of Meal House Brow. Opportunities for servicing to properties on Meal House Brow will be provided via Market Place and Little Underbank.

The proposals are illustrated on the Market Place and Churchgate drawing:

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Full-time 24/7 closure of Churchgate from property number 7 Millgate to immediately north of the Market Place/ Churchgate junction. The removal of on street parking along the western side of Millgate between its junctions with Marketplace and Shawcross Fold. The provision of two parking spaces at the northern end of the closure.
Closure of Market Place to traffic between 10.30am and midnight, Monday to Sunday and 7am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, enforced via automatic bollards located to the west of property number 12 Churchgate.
Closure of Park Street and Vernon Street between 10.30am and midnight, Monday to Sunday and 7am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, enforced via automatic bollards located along Park Street, adjacent to its junction with Turner Street / Shawcross Fold and fixed bollards located at the junction of Vernon Street / Turner Street.
To what extent to do agree or disagree with the introduction of a shared use walking and cycling path on Vernon Street between Turner Street and Warren Street to provide a cycling link from the Market to Warren Street.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the permanent closure of Meal House Brow to traffic, enforced by the introduction of fixed and lockable bollards at the northern and southern end of Meal House Brow.