Decision details

Improvement of Environment in Poole Park - trial closure of Park Entrance (adjacent to Tremlow Avenue/ Whitecliff) to motor traffic

Decision Maker: Chief Operations Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision taken:

Undertake a 28-day trial closure of one of the three access/exit points in Poole Park, creating a closure to through traffic to improve the park Environment. Publicly consult at the same time as the trial closure to enable the public experience and better understand the impact.

Reasons for the decision:

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 Enables the public to experience the pros and cons during the consultation period and should therefore output in more informed responses to the consultation.

Option 2 was not selected because responders to the consultation would be having to imagine what the impacts both positive and negative may be.

Option 3 was not selected as it would not achieve the intended outcome of the trial which is to determine if the closure improves the environment within the park.

Alternative options considered:

Options considered:

1. Simultaneous trial closure and consultation.

2. Consultation ahead of a trial closure.

3. Do nothing, retain park management in its current arrangement.

Publication date: 07/02/2024

Date of decision: 17/01/2024

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