Diss town centre road changes consultation launched

What Market Hill is due to look like

What Market Hill is due to look like - Credit: Sheila Moss King

People in a market town are being asked their views on new traffic arrangements to be introduced as part of a £3.2m regeneration scheme.

A public consultation has been launched in Diss concerning streetscape improvements to the town's Heritage Triangle.

The regeneration scheme will see resurfacing of footways and carriageways and road narrowing to create a more pedestrian friendly area in St Nicholas Street, Market Hill and Market Place.

Parking spaces will also be removed from Market Hill.

As part of the process Norfolk County Council is planning to introduce traffic regulation orders and had set up a consultation on them.

The orders will see the existing 20mph speed limit in St Nicholas Street, Market Place, Market Hill and part of Church Street turned into a 20mph speed zone to allow the council to minimise road markings, such as double yellow lines.

A restricted parking zone will be introduced in the Heritage Triangle so that waiting or parking will be restricted within the zone except in signed bays, with existing loading restrictions to be replaced to allow for loading and unloading at anytime.

Most Read

The traffic orders will also look at removing a number of parking spaces and the relocation of existing disabled parking spaces.

The streetscape work is due to start in April and will last for three months, leading to road closures.

The project will see new road designs for St Nicholas Street, Market Hill and parts of Market Place that will include traffic calming measures in the form of road squares with kerbs being lowered and pavements widened to make it easier for the elderly and disabled people to cross roads.

It is part of the £3.2m Heritage Triangle Project, which is seeing improvements to the Corn Hall and a Mere boardwalk being constructed.

To take part in the consultation visit www.disstowncouncil.co.uk/news/diss-heritage-triangle-public-consultation/

Letters have also been sent out to residents with views asked to be returned by November 11.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter