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Consultation underway on London Quay
Plans for the proposed development of Picton’s London Quay are on display now and Council wants your feedback.
“We know the community needs to hear from Council and all the agencies involved in this recovery effort,” Mr Heiford said. To begin this community engagement, the Marlborough Recovery Team hosted an informative community online webinar yesterday. The webinar provides affected residents with information on the recovery efforts underway across the region. To join, go to: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85406135757. A transcript of the meeting will be available.
Landscape architect impressions of how the Quay area will look are at Picton Library and Service Centre and Endeavour Park Pavilion and the last day for consultation is Friday 23 September 2022.
Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jane Tito said Council wants to find a solution to the pedestrian and traffic flow in and around cafés and business along London Quay, Picton Foreshore and town wharf areas.
“Council engaged a landscape architect who has consulted with businesses along London Quay as well as cafés and galleries, apartment owners and community and business groups, and come up with the design which we are now consulting on with the general public,” she said.
Feedback from a survey conducted in 2021 on the shared space in the lower London Quay area with commercial operators has also been taken into consideration in the proposed design.
The proposed plans have a strong pedestrian focus using garden plots and removable bollards, raised aggregate concrete surfacing with bold road markings and greening to define shared spaces.
The area is designed to improve visual and physical connections to the waterfront to create a more accessible and inviting green space area and allow continuity between Picton’s town wharf and High Street.
Once consultation is complete a detailed plan will be put together with a proposed build start date of mid-next year.
To have your say on the plans for the proposed development of Picton’s London Quay email: email@example.com