We are awaiting further information from the Environment Agency regarding a number of concerns and questions that have been raised by both residents and businesses. However, in the meantime, we have put together some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
The Environment Agency have promised to hold a drop-in afternoon so local residents and businesses can talk to them directly. We will circulate the date as soon as the EA have confirmed this event.
The EA have also said they will be putting together an ‘exhibition’ in the TIC and an online Appleby Flood Hub to explain more about the project and details of its impact. Again as soon as the exhibition is in place and the Flood Hub is up and running, we will circulate details. In the meantime, we have enlarged all the traffic management plans showing road closures and diversions, with a timeline showing when these will be in place and these are on display in the exhibition room in the TIC, together with some A4 hardcopy packs to take away.
In the meantime, if anyone would like to contact the EA directly with any questions or concerns, please email ApplebyFRMS@environment-agency.gov.uk
Loss of car parking space
How long will Broad Close car park be closed for?
- The car park will be closed for approx. 17 months starting at the beginning of the project.
Has replacement parking provision been found?
- At the moment no replacement parking provision has been found, but Appleby Council are currently looking at potential sites.
- If anyone has any suggestions, please let the Council know.
Will any on-street parking be lost during the work?
- The on-street parking bays on Chapel Street between Low & High Wiend will be lost for 14 weeks when the one-way system is in place.
- Some of the on-street parking bays on Holme Street will be lost for a few weeks while work takes place in this area.
Road Closures and Diversions around Chapel Street
What roads will be closed and for what length of time?
- A short section of Chapel Street at the junction of Low Wiend (opposite the entrance to Broad Close car park) will be closed for 2 periods of 2.5 weeks each.
- During these two periods, Low Wiend will be two-way traffic, giving entrance to the North end of Chapel Street only.
- The section of Chapel Street between Low & High Wiend will be single one-way traffic (in the direction of High to Low Wiend) for a period of 14 weeks.
- There will also be 4 minor partial road closures for periods of between 2.5 to 4 weeks around the Holme Street/Chapel Street junction with lights to control traffic flow.
Access to services
Will access to some services and businesses be restricted?
- Access to Pigneys petrol station will be maintained at all times. For 2 periods of 2.5 weeks when a short section of Chapel Street will be closed, access to the petrol station will only be available from Low Wiend.
- The public toilets at Broad Close car park will remain with pedestrian access.
- The recycling centre at Broad Close will be relocated up to the Railway Station/Heritage Centre for the duration of the works.
- Access for firefighters to get to the fire station and for emergency vehicles to get out will be retained at all times.
- Access to the surgery and swimming pool will be maintained at all times.
- Access to the cricket and football clubs and Scout hut will be maintained at all times. A short stretch of the pedestrian footpath along the perimeter of the cricket pitch adjacent to the scoreboard and nets will be closed for the duration of the works.
- Access to the children’s playground will be maintained at all times.
- A short stretch of the Riverside footpath in the area behind Broad Close car park will be closed for approx. 3 months.
Published 7th March 2023