Belgrave Road improvements

Closed 24 Nov 2014

Opened 27 Oct 2014

Feedback Updated 12 Dec 2014

We Asked

Based on information posted at leicester.gov.uk/goldenmile from 20 October, a simple survey asked people to comment on information on ideas for transforming Belgrave Road. The electronic survey went live on 27 October and closed on 24th. November. People were asked to comment on road layouts, traffic levels, security, landscaping, signage etc. and were asked to offer their own ideas for improvement. Four public consultation sessions were held in the Belgrave area. Every household in the Belgrave/Latimer wards was leafleted and the events were publicised online and through social media. Shops along the Golden Mile were also leafleted and were given posters to display. Other meetings were held with local stakeholder groups. A film was produced on the issues in the area which was watched on ‘You Tube’ 300 times and generated several comments. Information on the website was viewed 289 times. Over 100 businesses were represented at a consultation event at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre and the other three meetings saw an attendance of over 50 residents at each meeting. The ideas of shared space and the public meetings received coverage in the loc

You Said

Responses were received via on-line, paper sources and email along with comments submitted via a petition. Majority of respondents were people regularly visiting the area Slower traffic speeds, wider pavements, improved car parking, Landscaping and signage were the most popular areas to improve 24% (22) strongly agreed with the Shared Space concept and 36% (32) Strongly disagreed Tree planting/landscaping, wider pavements, removal of traffic lights were most popular suggestions although each received some favourable response Concern was expressed by disability & access groups over how a potential design could be made safe people who considered 19% (17 people) considered themselves to have a disability Concern was also expressed over the reduction in lanes and what impact this would have on traffic volumes and congestion

We Did

At the Golden Mile Regeneration Group meeting held on 26th November, the results were considered and it was agreed that a working group would be formed comprising resident and business representatives to work with city council officers to take consultation forward to the next stage. The group will come up with the following by the end of March: 1. Identify options and short-list schemes that could be worked up into designs 2. To gain consensus on the preferred scheme 3. To bring option(s) to the next Golden Mile Regeneration meeting, scheduled for 25 March. During this time there will be more consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholder groups. The scope of the project will also be considered in terms of the length of the Golden Mile being considered as part of any scheme i.e. Belgrave Circle to Melton Road inclusive or just to the end of Belgrave Road, as originally discussed. A workshop will take place at City Hall at the end of January / early February

Results Updated 12 Dec 2014

The consultation began with information posted at leicester.gov.uk/goldenmile from 20 October. There was a simple survey available to allow people to comment on information before the public engagement events. The electronic survey went live on 27 October and closed on 24 November.

Four public consultation sessions were held in the Belgrave area. Every household in the Belgrave/Latimer wards was leafleted and the events were publicised online and through social media. Shops along the Golden Mile were also leafleted and were given posters to display. Other meetings were held with local stakeholder groups.

  • A film was produced on the issues in the area which was watched on ‘You Tube’ 300 times and generated several comments.
  • Information on the website was viewed 289 times.
  • Over 100 businesses were represented at a consultation event at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre and the other three meetings saw an attendance of over 50 residents at each meeting.
  • The ideas of shared space and the public meetings received coverage in the local press as well as the BBC and ITV.
  • Responses were received via on-line, paper sources and email along with comments submitted via a petition. Six paper versions missed the deadline and info was not counted.
  • 93 respondents submitted electronically
  • Majority of respondents were people regularly visiting the area
  • Slower traffic speeds, wider pavements, improved car parking, Landscaping and signage were the most popular areas to improve
  • 24% (22) strongly agreed with the Shared Space concept and 36% (32) Strongly disagreed
  • Tree planting/landscaping, wider pavements, removal of traffic lights were most popular suggestions although each received some favourable response
  • Concern was expressed by disability & access groups over how a potential design could be made safe people who considered 19% (17 people) considered themselves to have a disability
  • Concern was also expressed over the reduction in lanes and what impact this would have on traffic volumes and congestion

A full set of results and summary as well as the next actions are at www.leicester.gov.uk/goldenmile

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Overview

We would like local residents and businesses to tell us how we can improve the street environment on Belgrave Road, and comment on suggestions we are putting forward on how this might be done.

We also want to hear from people who live and work elsewhere in the city, and those who travel into the city regularly. We are particularly interested in hearing what people consider the main problems with Belgrave Road are (for instance, traffic speed, congestion, pedestrian and cycle access, shop security, the environment and landscape, etc).

 

Why We Are Consulting

We would also like to hear what you think about the potential introduction of a ‘shared space’ scheme for the area to improve the environment for shoppers. The idea of ‘shared space’ has already worked in other cities to widen pavements, manage traffic flow better and make the area safer for traffic and pedestrians alike.

We want your views on whether this could work on Belgrave Road.

More information on the project is available at leicester.gov.uk/goldenmile

What Happens Next

Once we have collected the information from this consultation along with the opinions offered at our four public meetings, we will come up with a proposal for shared space on Belgrave Road and there will be a further consultation on the proposals made.

Areas

  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • All staff
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin

Interests

  • Planning
  • Highways
  • Parks and green spaces
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Public transport
  • Cycling
  • City centre
  • Business and enterprise
  • Tourism