The Council held a traffic consultation on April 19th at the Council Offices. The event was run by consultants from Callidus Transport & Engineering Ltd and Nash Partnership.
Over 40 residents and business owners attended the event and were forthcoming with ideas and suggestions to improve traffic flow, safety and our green credentials.
Kerry Kennell, Ottery St Mary Town Council CEO said “We were unsure of attendance, but the Council meeting room was busy from start to finish. I am very pleased with the wide range of comments and suggestions made and I am confident our consultants will be able take these away and produce a comprehensive plan to put before the Council”.
Robert Spriggs representing Callidus Transport & Engineering confirmed Kerry’s observations remarking “The event was well attended by a broad range of local interests. Many views were raised ranging from thoughts on strategic transport matters to local level transport issues. The event was held in a positive spirit and left our consultants with lots of views and ideas to consider further”.
The event was part of the first stage of the Transport Study that seeks to establish a baseline position and broad ideas for transport and movement in the town. This will lead to a second stage of the project whereby a long list of scheme interventions will be developed which will be refined into a short list involving further public engagement.
The input and knowledge gained will be used to create key documents which will be part of the new Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. If any members of the public are interested in joining the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group please do contact the Council.
If you couldn’t make the meeting, but would still like to have your opinion heard then please email the council via firstname.lastname@example.org