Scheme for Winchester City Centre dropped

Daily Echo: Plan for city centre transport hub scrapped Plan for city centre transport hub scrapped

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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1:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Logic... Turn down the proposal that would cause less of an impact on businesses than the current impact which sees them receiving less footfall because people can't get there due to their delivery trucks blocking up the road... Total bloody genius.
Logic... Turn down the proposal that would cause less of an impact on businesses than the current impact which sees them receiving less footfall because people can't get there due to their delivery trucks blocking up the road... Total bloody genius. Ginger_cyclist

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