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Created on 15/09/2010 @ 11:17
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Welshpool's Broad StreetWe can reveal that Welshpool’s one-way system will not be ready before the middle of December, at the earliest.
As a wrangle continues over when work will start on the much-vaunted scheme, a mywelshpool poll has shown that 66% of our readers are either not in support of the system or require more information.
The one-way system is part of the 2008 Town Plan, and was high on the priority list after overwhelming support from Welshpool residents. But delays and uncertainty over when the new Tesco development will be completed has triggered a shift in support.
We reported last month that the new Tesco development would be delayed until the new year, and now there is another, and, as yet, unconfirmed delay to that start date too.
“We will be having the Winter Festival on Broad Street and the switch-on of the Christmas lights over the first weekend of December and I have been told to plan for it using the current road system,” said Town Clerk, Robert Robinson who said that the Town Council is in close contact with the developers, Tesco and the Powys Highways Department and assured: “There are delays but we’ll get there. Dates have come and gone but we are in regular contact with the concerned parties and will keep the Welshpool people updated as and when we have some news and confirmed dates.”
Our poll showed that, of the 200 people that took part, 28% support the one-way system but 42% are against it. 24% said they don’t have enough information and 6% didn’t have an opinion.
The Town Council has displayed a drawing of the one-way system in the Tourist Information Centre in the Spar Car Park.
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