Your Chance To Have A Say On Proposals To Improve Area Around Dover Priory Station

Tuesday, 30 January 2007
People are being given the chance to express their views on proposals to improve the area around Dover Priory Station.

From 1 to 9 February, there is an exhibition in the foyer of Dover Discovery Centre between 9am and 5pm.

The aim of the scheme is to create an attractive, safe and visually prominent space for residents and visitors and improve connections to and from the town centre by changing the existing layout.

Reduced clutter and improved street furniture and lighting are also on the cards.

The Dover Priory scheme is one of the nine major projects outlined in the Public Realm Strategy for Dover Town Centre, which also includes Market Square, the River Dour and York Street.

The strategy establishes a framework for delivery and a vision of what can be achieved through a co-ordinated approach for key public spaces in Dover.

"We want to help Dover town to become a more attractive place to live and visit," said Roger Gough, KCC Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Chairman of Dover Pride.

"The station area is just part of this, but improvements here provide a great opportunity to enhance first impressions.

"People have the chance to express their views at the early stages of the project, before work starts on the detailed designs. We hope they will take the opportunity to visit the exhibition and let us know their thoughts by February 9."

Local resident Pam Taylor said: "I'm really pleased that they're looking at how to make some parts of Dover more attractive. Priory Steps are very well used and anything which makes access to them easier has got to be of benefit."

The Dover Priory scheme is a partnership between Dover Pride, Dover District Council, Kent County Council and South East Trains.

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