The emerging Local Plan identifies South Molton as having a lack of parking provision within the town centre. The high level of development proposed for the town means appropriate traffic management will need to be undertaken. To ensure South Molton is more accessible, improved linkages to employment opportunities, homes and community facilities are vital.
The Neighbourhood Plan can detail particular transport strategies specifically for South Molton to address and assist with key concerns present in the Town, such as large heavy lorries in the town centre.
The antisocial behaviour in the central car park.The location of the lorry park.
Inappropriate use of double yellow lines.
The speed and amount of traffic through the centre of town. The creation of movement and noise from lorries passing through the Town centre.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PRINCIPLES
Provide adequate parking provision within the town centre and for new developments.
Ensure safety to residents through traffic infrastructure measures.
Provide a hierarchy of routes for all transportation links.
Provide better public transport links to surrounding areas and key centres.
Enhance pedestrian and cycle linkages within the town centre.