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Parking charges to be introduced for Devizes market place

July 15, 2019 9:25 AM
By WC

Discussions on the future role of Devizes Market Place are ongoing with the town council and residents.

Earlier this year the town council agreed to take on a number of assets and services from Wiltshire Council, and this transfer is now nearing completion.

Although original plans for the market place were to create a pedestrianised space, comments following the initial consultation mean the area could become dual use for both pedestrians and parking.

While discussions continue, parking charges will begin on 1 August. People will be able to pay for parking on their mobile phone as a temporary measure while the future use is decided and if parking continues, a cash payment machine will be installed.

At Devizes Area Board today (15 July), people will be encouraged to look at the latest proposals for its future use, including continuing parking on part of the area with pay and display and the remainder being community space.

Information on all changes will be published as they occur.

Simon Fisher, Devizes Town Council Clerk said: "Devizes Town Council wants to extend its consultation to as many people as possible, and we are inviting residents to take a look at the proposals.

"It's a chance for everyone to say which option they prefer for Devizes Market Place, helping the planners create a space that benefits visitors, tourists, shoppers and residents of all ages alike."

The website for the proposals is www.devizes-tc.gov.uk/marketplace.