Proposals to pedestrianise Newcastle city centre

Proposals to pedestrianise areas of Newcastle city centre are being discussed this afternoon.

The multi million pound plans could see areas such as Gallowgate, St Mary's Place and Barras Bridge turned into car free zones.

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'They are just proposals' says Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council have released a statement regarding the proposed plans to pedestrianise areas of Newcastle city centre, which are being discussed this afternoon (Wednesday, 20th August).

A city council spokesman said: “Our proposals are designed to make Newcastle one of the easiest cities to get around and we very much welcome debate and comment on them.

They are just proposals at this stage and no decisions will be taken until we have taken into account the views of retailers, transport operators and shoppers which we will do with an extensive consultation and engagement programme.”

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Proposals to pedestrianise Newcastle city centre

Proposals to pedestrianise areas of Newcastle city centre are being discussed this afternoon.

The multi million pound plans could see areas such as Gallowgate, St Mary's Place and Barras Bridge turned into car free zones.

None of the plans have been finalised and would have to be sent for consultation first. The plans will be looked at in further detail later.

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