Your Chance To Help Improve Oakham Town Centre

Today (Wed 14th June) Rutland People get the chance to air their views on the two options for the redevelopment of Oakham Town Centre.

Rutland County Council and a number of local groups have consulted with each other on a project aimed at improving Oakham High Street.

There has been a series of meetings with Oakham Town Council, the Town Partnership and the Oakham Neighbourhood Plan Working group to find out what design features they would value most.

The feedback gained has now been used to create two possible designs that will be put out to public consultation allowing residents to have their opinions heard.

The two options are:-

Option A   For the redevelopment of Oakham Town Centre is to have a one-way system between New Street and Mill Street, with wider pavements, trees, a revised parking layout with loading bays for shops and more public seating.

Option B   Would keep the current two-way traffic flow along the High Street but introduce an enhanced pedestrian environment and road space to calm traffic and give greater priority to pedestrians. Both designs also include improvements to the Market Place.

Consultations around the proposed designs for Oakham Town Centre will be taking place from 14th June to 7th July 2017.

As well as information on the Council’s website, outdoor exhibitions will be held in Oakham Market Place on the following dates so that people can see the designs up close and ask questions:

  • Wednesday 14th June, 8.00am to 7.00pm
  • Friday 23rd June, 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Public consultation van
    Rutland County Council van in the Oakham Market Place for people to visit and inspect the project to improve the Oakham Town Centre

    Saturday 24th June, 8.00am to 5.00pm


When the first consultation is complete, Rutland County Council will review the responses and produce a detailed design based on the feedback they receive. This will then be subject to a second round of public consultation in the autumn. Hopefully a final design will begin in spring 2018.

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