Local property developer and stud owner, Bill Gredley, has come forward with his own vision of the future of Newmarket town centre, including the proposition of making the High Street a pedestrian-only zone.
Mr Gredley's Unex Group has commissioned a detailed document that outlines how Newmarket's town centre could be improved, with the hope that this will inspire residents and business owners to debate the future of our town centre and how business, retail and tourism can be enhanced.
According to the document, Newmarket 'has the great potential to capitalise on its historical heritage and the revenue and visitors that are attracted to it by the horse racing industry'.
However, the document also detailed the ways that Newmarket was losing revenue for a number of reasons, including the quality of its buildings and the amount of traffic in the High Street. This congestion in the town centre creates 'an intimidating barrier to pedestrian movement across town'.
By pedestrianising Newmarket's High Street, the town centre would become a more 'people-friendly area that could host the town's market and other events', says the report.
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