Plans have been submitted to regenerate Market Square in Ramsey.
Work on the square – which features car parking – makes up the third phase of the town’s regeneration scheme.
In a planning statement by Dalyrmple it states: ‘The regeneration masterplan depicted this area as having a flexible public space to encompass exhibitions, markets etc. However during the public consultation process concern was expressed about the loss of parking in the area and it is in response to this issue that the current proposals have been developed.’
The road layout would be replaced with a road on the east of the square – linking the square with the town centre.
Car parking spaces would be retained, and there would be a dedicated loading bay and vehicular access to the church.
The planning statement says the proposal also creates the ‘opportunity to utilise the parking space for events, markets etc by the temporary closure of all or part of the parking provision’.
Ramsey Commissioners’ lead member for works and development, Graham Jones, has described the square as ‘dowdy’ and in need of a boost.