Plans for Peel’s Market Square now on display

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Plans aimed at making the most of Peel’s Market Square are on public display at the commissioners’ offices.

Officers will be available between midday and 7pm on Thursday, June 26, to discuss the scheme with residents.

The plans have been overseen by the Peel Regeneration Committee, which says it wants to strike a balance between making the area more pedestrian-orientated while also providing parking.

Currently, the square is used mainly as a car park with narrow pavements and limited space for pedestrians. It is proposed to rearrange the space in order to reorganise parking and allow for events.

Tim Crookall MHK, chairman of the Peel Regeneration Committee said: ‘By rationalising parking and reorganising the space we can improve pedestrian linkages and provide areas for smaller events to take place.’

He added: ‘I would encourage people to come and see the initial plans and give their views, which will be considered by the committee before moving forward to the next stage of submitting a planning application.’

It is hoped that this scheme will follow on from the first regeneration project for Peel, which focuses on Derby Road.

The Derby Road Gateway project has received planning permission and will see improvements to the area between the town hall and cathedral.

It is anticipated the works can be undertaken in conjunction with a scheme by the cathedral to create a lychgate entrance into its grounds, while also serving as a bus shelter.

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