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Burns Square plans go on display

Work is to begin on Burns Square in February 2014 Credit: ITV News

New plans will go on display in Dumfries today showing the next phase of the multi-million-pound regeneration scheme.

The public can view the proposals for the Burns Square redevelopment area in Grey Friars church from 2pm.

Work is due to begin in February next year.


Almost £1m for Burns Square re-design

New plans for the re-design of Burns Square in Dumfries have been unveiled.

Members of the public have been asked to consider several proposals to regenerate the area around the famous Burns staute.

The council have agreed to spend almost one-million-pounds on the project and proposed plans include making the space more pedestrian friendly, by reducing the amount of traffic allowed in the square.

Public Exhibition for Burns Square

An exhibition showing proposals to redesign Burns Square in Dumfries have gone on display.

The square is currently dominated by traffic and is home to a number of bus stops but the council want to reinstate the area as a key focal point of the town.

The plans are one of many regeneration projects fro Dumfries and people are urged to visit the exhibition and give their views.

The proposals include:

  • Making the space more pedestrian friendly and easier to use
  • Reducing vehicle clutter
  • Retaining buses through the square, but changing the circulation flow

The plans, which include 3D illustrations, are on show in St Bride's church - Grey Friars Kirk.