Great Minster Street and The Square Experimental TROs

Closes 30 Jan 2022

Opened 30 Jul 2021

Overview

Winchester City Council has made two Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders effective in Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester. 

  1. The general effect of The Winchester City Council (Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester) (Experimental Moving Traffic) Order 2021 will be as an experiment to:
    1. Suspend the existing Prohibition Of Driving (except for access) restriction on Great Minster Street, The Square and Market Street and replace it with Prohibition Of Driving (except for access to off-street premises) in Great Minster Street from its junction with Little Minster Street to the boundary of 6 and 7 Great Minster Street, where there will be a physical restriction.  This will prohibit motor vehicle access to The Square via Great Minster Street.
    2. Suspend the One-Way Traffic restriction on Great Minster Street to enable access and egress via Symonds Street/Little Minster Street to premises on the affected section of Great Minster Street.
    3. Introduce a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone at weekends from Saturday 10am to Sunday midnight at the following locations.  An exemption is included for emergency services access and to allow for a hearse used in the course of a funeral when required with prior approval:
      1. Great Minster Street from the boundary of no. 6 and no. 7 Great Minster Street to its junction with The Square.
      2. The Square from its junction with Great Minster Street to a point 79 metres north-west of its junction with Market Street (including the hammerhead but not The Square Service Spur).
  2. The general effect of The Winchester City Council (Great Minster Street and The Square, Winchester) (Experimental Restriction of Waiting an Loading and Parking Places) Order 2021 will be as an experiment to:
    1. Suspend a section of the No Loading At Any Time restriction on Symonds Street from a point 17 metres south of its junction with Great Minster Street in a southern direction for a distance of 29 metres.  This will provide an informal place for loading/unloading to properties affected by the movement restrictions on Great Minster Street.
    2. Introduce a No Waiting At Any Time and No Loading At Any Time restriction on the east side of Great Minster Street from a point opposite the southern property wall of ‘Minster House’ to a point 64 metres north-east of its junction with Symonds Street, to facilitate turning movements.
    3. Suspend the loading bay in The Square hammerhead to the western frontage of no. 23 The Square and introduce a No Waiting At Any Time and No Loading At Any Time restriction, to improve safety.  An exemption is included for emergency services access and to allow for a hearse used in the course of a funeral when required with prior approval.
    4. Suspend the eastern section of the Goods Vehicle Only bay on the north side of The Square and replace with a No Waiting and No Loading Saturday 10am to Midnight and Sunday At Any Time, Goods Vehicle Loading Only Monday to Friday At Any Time and Saturday 6am to 10am restriction. This is to facilitate turning movements during the operation of the Pedestrian and Cycle Zone.
    5. Suspend the Pay and Display parking on the south side of The Square from the eastern extent westwards for a distance of approximately 15 metres and introduce Pay and Display Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Max stay 1 hour, No return within 2 hours, Loading Only Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm.
    6. Suspend the Pay and Display parking on south side of The Square from the western extent eastwards for a distance of approximately 13 metres and introduce No Waiting and No Loading Saturday and Sunday, Pay and Display Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Max Stay 1 hour no return 2 hours.

The Orders are to be on an experimental basis for a maximum period of 18 months and the Council will in due course consider whether the provisions of the Order should continue in force indefinitely by means of a permanent Order.

A copy of the notice, the proposed Orders, statement of reasons and proposal plan can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport