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Two day inquiry into TROs needed to achieve the permanent pedestrianisation of Loughborough.

Three experimental TROs provided for the complete pedestrianisation of the centre of Loughborough for an 18 month period. The pedestrianisation had the effect of preventing buses from travelling through the town centre.  The replacement routes and bus stops were less convenient for some visitors.  Two bus operators and many objectors wanted buses to be permitted to drive through the pedestrianised area in one direction only and at walking pace.  The case involved an assessment of the overall level of access by bus with full pedestrianisation and the likely disruption to bus services if the objectors’ proposals were implemented.  The Inspector recommended that the experimental orders should be made permanent.

Richard Langham appeared for the traffic authority.

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