Canterbury Bid

Public Consultation: St George’s Street and Canterbury Market

Canterbury City Council would like to hear your views on their proposals to improve the appearance of St George’s Street which could include removing the current street market.

The appearance of St George’s Street has been gradually declining over many years.  The block paving installed in the 1980s is now very dated, poorly maintained and tree roots are causing trip hazards. The pedestrianised section between Canterbury Lane and Rose Lane is one of the main shopping areas in the city and, for some, presents a poor impression that reflects badly on the city centre as a whole.

The Proposal:

  • Improving the paving, seating and street lighting and provide cycle racks,
  • Decluttering the street
  • Planting 14 new trees and removing five. 
  • Permanently removing the market from St George’s Street. n.b regardless of its permanent removal, the market would not be able to operate for around six months while we carry out the improvement works.
  • Creating a fully-flexible space to host events, attractions and activities.

Read the Equality Impact Assessment and Climate Change Impact Assessment.

Have your say:

The council needs your feedback. Please complete the questionnaire by Sunday 19 April 2020.

The results of the consultation will be published on the council website later in April 2020.

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