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Next stage for Pooley Bridge design

Design options for new Pooley Bridge

[A] draft design concept for the new Pooley Bridge will be discussed with the public next week at a meeting being held next week.

The meeting will take place at Parkin Memorial Hall, next to St. Paul’s Church, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NH on Wednesday 8 November at 6.30pm. Images of the draft bridge design concept will be released publicly following the meeting.

At the meeting attendees will hear feedback from the most recent consultation phase which sought feedback on three bridge design concepts (suspension bridge, solid arched bridge, or solid arched bridge with open spandrels) and the project team will explain how they have considered that feedback to arrive at the new draft design concept.

The draft design aims to reflect the public feedback received through the consultation carried out over the last several months, while still meeting the design constraints agreed at the start of the process.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “This project has generated a lot of public feedback and real diversity of views and opinions. I’m sure there will be a lot of interest in this new draft design concept that we’ve arrived at. With a project of this nature it’s really difficult to please everyone, but I think the design fits the brief that was set and would meet the needs of the community and the village. I’m very keen to hear people’s feedback.”

Following the meeting the council intends to further refine the design,with the aim of allowing contractors to be appointed and delivery of a new bridge in 2018. The project will continue to engage with the community through bi-monthly drop in sessions, through social media and via the notice boards in and around the village.

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