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Winchester 'delivery hub' idea abandoned
THE idea of a transport hub where goods destined for businesses in Winchester city centre could be put on to smaller vehicles have been dropped.
Winchester Business Improvement District had been looking into having a base on the edge of the city where lorries could transfer their loads to smaller vehicles thus easing city centre congestion.
Large vehicles unloading in St George’s Street are a major cause of congestion, especially in Friarsgate.
City council chief executive Simon Eden told the overview and scrutiny committee last night: “The hub idea is not feasible.”
The meeting heard that Winchester is too small to make the idea viable.
Mr Eden added: “We have to make sure any restrictions (on lorries) does not impact on local business. It’s about striking a balance.”
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