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Re: The Avebury Parish Traffic Plan
Feb 19, 2013, 15:25
Littlestone wrote:
Mostly concerned with traffic control and improved signage though this bit on Page 9 is encouraging -

“...long term it would be useful to have a footpath connecting the Waggon & Horses public house with the Silbury Hill car park as this would allow pedestrians a means to walk to Silbury Hill and the West Kennett Long Barrow without having to walk on the A4 itself. This should be screened by verges to maintain a rural character.”

Not sure of this bit on Page 21 -

“...have suggested flower boxes, gates or similar features, and others have recommended that a unique design – related to the World Heritage Site – might be used for West Kennett, and other settlements in the Parish, to mark the settlement boundaries and to increase the sense of place. Entrance markers such as sarsen stones may be more fitting for all hamlets and villages in Avebury Parish in order to maintain a feel of continuity.”

There’s a suggestion that the B4003 (The West Kennet Avenue road) might be closed or ‘downplayed’ on Page 22. Sadly there seems to be no suggestion for a wider verge at the Diamond Stone or improved parking at the West Kennet and East Kennet laybys. Overall impression is that The Avebury Parish Traffic Plan is more to serve local residents and those who work in the area than the thousands more who visit the WHS each year.

“Two open community meetings will be held in Avebury’s Social Centre at 10.30am on 23rd February and at 5.30pm on 7th March to discuss this traffic plan, and further amendments will follow as a result of these meetings.”

More here - www.aveburyparishcouncil.org/Draft%20Traffic%20Plan.pdf

Nice one, i'll have a read of that later.
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