SIR – We note with interest and approval plans for the transformation of Highcliffe high street into a pedestrian-friendly environment with pavement cafes, a new zebra crossing and a 20mph speed limit (A&T, 25th September).

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Highcliffe seeks to “remove the dominance” of vehicles in its centre. Hats off to Highcliffe and good luck!

In Lymington, the Bottom of Town Campaign has raised similar proposals for the lower part of the town and got a comprehensive “no” from Hampshire County Council.

The nasty junction at the bottom of High Street where thousands of pedestrians cross daily to and from the quay without any facility is the most glaring example of a location where the dominance of motor vehicles should come second to the needs of people on foot and using mobility scooters etc.

Inspired by Highcliffe’s example, we shall redouble our efforts for Lymington. We request citizens to lobby their elected representatives.

Jon Ellis,
Chair of the Bottom of Town Campaign, Lymington

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