Thank you to everyone who came along to the Parsonspool Street Design Workshop on 11th February; and thanks also to those who couldn’t attend but sent in their comments. Sustaining Dunbar wants local people to be involved in any decisions relating to the street in which they live and would welcome your feedback on whether the Street Design Workshop was an effective way to go about this, or if you can suggest alternative methods of consultation.
We passed all the information gathered from both the workshop and letters to Peter and George at East Lothian Council, and they have revised the street plan in light of your views. We enclose copies of the both original proposals and the revised plan. As you can imagine, it is impossible to accommodate everyone’s suggestions but you will notice that the revised design maximises the available road space to accommodate either echelon or parallel parking, and 10 additional spaces are hoped to be provided (coloured Purple).
You will notice that the existing planting areas have been removed as no-one expressed an interest in maintaining any planting and the council does not have the resources to take this on. It will be possible to install raised beds at a later point should anyone wish to green up the street. Similarly, Sustaining Dunbar or East Lothian Council may be able to identify additional funding for seating or art features, should you wish to install these.
As you know, East Lothian Council have been out and about surveying the roads and pavements and hope to begin work in the middle of March. The work should take around 16 weeks. But it is still not too late to comment on the design. To make further comments about the scheme, please contact Peter Forsyth at East Lothian Council on 01620 827827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional copies of the plans are available at the BeGreen Shop, 16 West Port, Dunbar.