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Scheme for Winchester City Centre dropped
9:00am Friday 13th December 2013 in News
THE idea of a transport hub where goods destined for businesses in Winchester city centre could be put on to smaller vehicles have been dropped.
Winchester Business Improvement District had been looking into having a base on the edge of the city where lorries could transfer their loads to smaller vehicles, thus easing city centre congestion.
Large vehicles unloading in St George’s Street are a major cause of congestion, especially in Friarsgate.
City council chief executive Simon Eden told the overview and scrutiny committee on Monday: “The hub idea is not feasible.”
The meeting heard that Winchester is too small to make the idea viable.
Mr Eden added: “We have to make sure any restrictions (on lorries) do not impact on local business.
“It’s about striking a balance.”
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