Residents are welcome to attend two engagement sessions to provide views on the proposed plans to improve Agincourt Square and Monnow Street, Monmouth. The historic market town has been the source of discussions with the local community for over 10 years with varied views on how to improve the area to enhance the town.
The engagement will help to shape the detail of the development aimed at creating a public space where pedestrians are welcomed. Traffic will continue to flow but the enhancements will make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The work will bring high-quality surfaces and landscaping with an aim to better manage the traffic in area to improve accessibility and safety. All these design considerations will create the environment and sense of space to transform the area into a historic, cultural destination. The council will support local shops and businesses whilst the work takes place to ensure the town continues to be a popular choice for residents and visitors to shop local.
Monmouthshire County Council has been successful in acquiring £450,000 of Welsh Government funding to enhance the scheme. This is in addition to £90,000 from the Monmouthshire County Council Highways budget and £45,000 from Monmouth Town Council.
Residents are encouraged to attend public exhibition and engagement sessions at Shire Hall. The plans will be available throughout the day to view. A number of presentations are also planned on the days of the engagement to look at the proposed design, street layouts, timescales and more information about the funding streams.
Engagement sessions will take place at the Shire Hall, Monmouth:
- Tuesday, 16th July 2019 drop in from 9.00am – 7.00pm
In depth presentations will take place at 10.00 am, 12.00pm, 4.00pm and 6.00pm
- Saturday, 20th July 2019 drop in from 9.00am – 1.00pm
In depth presentations will take place at 10.00am and 12.00pm.
Cllr Jane Pratt Cabinet Member for Highways said:
“This is an exciting development for the town of Monmouth and will provide residents and visitors with a safer space to walk through to socialise and shop. I encourage residents to attend a drop-in session to better understand what is proposed and what we and our partners hope to achieve.
Residents are welcome to drop in to an engagement session or share their thoughts via an online survey: