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Improving the historic town of Melksham

On Tuesday night, we went along to the presentation by Melksham First of their design study for improving the environment in the town centre. Melksham's a lovely town - we've been saying that for years - but with a number of eyesores. There's a few things that could be improved at little cost, others that would be rather more expensive, and further ones that would need planning changes and the like.

The meeting was packed, the presentation impressive, and the spirit animated, good and broadly forward looking. I question the base criteria that the fabric and appearance should be looked at in isolation from other aspects, such as access routes in and parking. If (for example) Church Street Car park had more green areas, then where would people park? And how will the town handle the extra influx of people looking at our beautiful buildings (and they are!) and indeed just the extra local people as the town grows a further 20% to 40% over the next 40 years? I wasn't called on to speak at the meeting although I indicated an interest in doing so - that's fair enough at such a crowded event, so I have dropped the organiser a note to express my reservation.

In other words... how great to welcome Melksham visitors to

Canon's Square, Melksham

rather than to

King's Street car park, Melksham


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(written 2006-11-30, updated 2013-02-23)

 
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