Sarah Atherton MP has written to both the Chief Officer for Economy and Planning, David Fitzsimon, and the Lead Member for Economy, Cllr Nigel Williams, at Wrexham Council to share her views on Wrexham Council's consultation on the future of the High Street.
Ms Atherton discussed the importance of accessibility as Wrexham continues its growth, in addition to her successful campaign, following her election in 2019, to increase the pedestrianisation of the High Street.
With regards to the consultation, it is vital that nobody is left behind as our city continues to grow... Plans must not create unwanted and unnecessary obstacles for members of our community who could be prevented from reaping the opportunities of everything that Wrexham has to offer.
Since my election and following my own consultation with businesses and residents, I have successfully campaigned for increased pedestrianisation of the High Street. However, I understand concerns from our business community that complete pedestrianisation around the High Street may negatively impact local trade, particularly for the day-time economy, since we have members of our community with physical impairments, with many depending on vehicles to access the High Street.
I very much look forward to watching these plans develop and I sincerely hope that the voices and views of the many communities across our constituency are taken into consideration by Wrexham Council.
To view Ms Atherton's letter in full, please see the attachment below.