Public urge for pedestrianisation outside Victoria Centre

In a poll by the Nottingham Post more than 1,000 readers voted in favour of pedestrianisation near the shopping area hoping to make it safer as a traffic free zone.

Local newspaper The Nottingham Post is conducting a poll to see whether or not the public want the area outside Victoria Centre to be cleared of taxis and buses.

77% of the public so far have voted for the drive through sections of Milton Street and Parliament Street to become pedestrianised.

Intu, the company which owns Victoria and Broadmarsh Shopping Centres, says it would be open to the possibility and intend to ask the City Council.

Other areas such as Colin Street and Clumber Street are already pedestrianised.

Nicola McCabe, Marketing Manager for Intu says that these plans would benefit businesses and shoppers.

Councillor Jon Collins, leader of the City Council, said the council would be willing to consider the idea but that it could not happen any time soon. He said:

“The development of the Broadmarsh Centre and car park is our immediate priority and I’m looking forward to getting a planning application from Intu for the Broadmarsh – hopefully next year. Once we are on with that, I would be very interested in hearing what Intu and the public have to say.”

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