Consultation – Mold High Street
Flintshire County Council and Mold Town Council wish to see improvements made to Mold High Street. This in part reflects the recent reaction to COVID 19 whereby the High Street has been temporarily made One-Way to allow more generous space for pedestrians. Following the successful award of Welsh Government funding this financial year and forming an integral part of a wider integrated transport proposal for Mold, it is now proposed to implement a package of measures aimed at enhancing the vibrancy of the High Street, reduce traffic volumes and improve the environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
Mold High Street Improvements Plan (PDF - 2MB)
The proposals support the policy aims set out in the Mold Town Plan, supports the ambitions contained within Welsh Governments ‘Active Travel’ Wales Act as well as conforming to the vision of Welsh Governments ‘New Wales Transport Strategy’ which aims to encourage more walking, cycling and sustainable modes of travel.
Mold Town Centre Improvements FAQ (PDF - 140KB)
- Mold High Street is divided into upper and lower sections
- Upper High Street runs downhill from Bailey Hill in the north to the Earl Road/Kings street staggered junction.
- Lower High Street runs from Kings Street to the Cross (the junction with Chester Street, Wrexham Rd and Ruthin Road).
- The proposals include (to be read in conjunction with drawing: Mold High Street Improvements):
- Configuring lower High Street to a permanent One-Way (southbound direction)
- Introduction of a two-way cycle lane on the lower High Street including improved Cycle facilities.
- Widening of the eastern pavement to maximise footway space (particularly at the high footfall points) and to reduce pedestrian pinch points.
- Eastern parking bays to be retained following the widening of the existing footway.
- Western pavement to be retained as existing• Western parking bays to be retained as existing
- Upgrade of existing traffic signals to improve vehicular and pedestrian flows.
- Improved streetscape including seating areas & planters.
- There is also an option (although not integral to the scheme) to implement Active Improvements to the Upper High Street which would require re-evaluation of the existing parking arrangements.
Key Design Aims
- Protect and enhance the character of the Town Centre Conservation Area
- Improve safety by minimising total traffic volume within the Town Centre
- Improve Active and Sustainable travel access in to the High Street
- Maintain and enhance the ability of the High Street to hold street markets (without kerbs running through Market stalls causing trip hazards).
- Enhance the pedestrian environment and accessibility
- Retain and enhance the quality of streetscape
- Maintain provision of successful high-turnover parking
- Maximise potential for long term licensing of pavement space (which may have the ability to permit alfresco dining opportunities).
- Ensure improved traffic flows, allowing for appropriate vehicle movements in the High Street and across wider traffic network
- Retention of all existing trees
- Minimise disruption of any construction programme on local businesses and services
- Protect the High Street when closed to traffic from accidental (or deliberate) vehicle incursions
- Potential to consider green interventions addressing climate change concerns
How does this affect me as a resident or business owner?
Your views are important and will help us to provide a ‘tailor made’ scheme meeting the needs of the local community. We want to enhance the High Street by making our network safer and improving connectivity within the town.
Scheme Consultation - How can I comment?
We want to hear what you think about our proposals, however, as I am sure you can appreciate, it is not possible to hold face-to-face consultation events due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, we would ask you to comment online.
If you don’t have access to a computer, then you can call to register your views on: 01352 701234
The consultation period is open until midnight of 29th January 2021.
This document is also available in Welsh.
Mae’r ddogfen yma hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg.
Large print, Braille and alternative language versions of this document are available on request.