How we'll work with the community

We will engage with key stakeholder groups, the communities in Hanover and adjacent areas to co-design the plan for the Hanover pilot.

It's vital that all sections of the community have opportunities to contribute and influence the various stages of the development of the scheme.

We will work to ensure that inclusivity is central to the planning and engagement process of the pilot scheme and any complementary measures such as the potential introduction of pocket parks.

One of the first steps will be to conduct an accessibility street audit of the Hanover area to ensure the liveable neighbourhood initiative is inclusive from the start.

Council project officers will continue to work with the residents, businesses, stakeholders and local councillors throughout the project stages.

How this will affect access

Local people will still have access to their homes and businesses. The entry point into the area might change but you will still have access. 

Emergency vehicles and waste and recycling collection vehicles will still be able to access all streets.

Unnecessary motor traffic is reduced by using temporary or permanent barriers called ‘modal filters’.

Different types of bollards can be introduced. For example, one type of bollard can be automatically controlled by emergency and waste collection services. Often wooden planters and new signage will also feature on a temporary or permanent basis. 

So that residential streets are made safer and can be opened and made more liveable, driving may become a little less convenient. The residential parking scheme will also remain in the area.

It is legal to restrict access

Residents can still access their property by car, as will visitors, deliveries from outside the area, emergency vehicles and service vehicles such as those used for waste collection.

However, routes may need to change. As the aim is to reduce through-traffic, not remove all traffic, it is legal to restrict access.