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Banff public realm improvement plan lodged

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October 18 2019

Banff public realm improvement plan lodged

Aberdeenshire Council has formalised a streetscape improvement plan for Banff which would see a key link between the Old Market Place and the town centre remodelled.

Under the plans Bridge Street would be transformed from a car-dominated rat run into an attractive shared surface street to attract shops and small businesses, prioritising pedestrians by introducing flush kerbs for a continuous stone-paved road.

Project co-ordinator Kirsty Black commented: "Bridge Street presents a challenging but unique environment and the scheme proposed is ambitious, however, the results would be transformational for Bridge Street and the rest of Banff. 

"The improved street scene would be capable of promoting regeneration in the short term as well as paving the way for future anticipated regeneration in the Old Market Place area.”

A design team led by Fairhurst and Halliday Fraser Munro will take the lead on the scheme with submitted plans calling for the introduction of ‘lantern’ lighting columns; ‘penny-farthing inspired cycle stands and an electric vehicle charging point.

A revitalised Bridge Street will serve as a lynchpin for surrounding regeneration
A revitalised Bridge Street will serve as a lynchpin for surrounding regeneration
The current street deters pedestrian movement
The current street deters pedestrian movement

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