We are looking to the future in the Town Centre and have identified an aspiration to undertake Public Realm improvements to the lower Lintriggs and Newmarket Street area.

The proposals shown below have funding received from the Scottish Government through the Town Centre Fund however we are keen to hear from local people about whether there are specific issues with the area which need further consideration and whether you feel these works would be of benefit to the Town. Our Transport Planning Unit have developed proposals to improve safety at Newmarket Street's bus stops. Works proposed will see the removal of one bus stop from outside Asda to improve visibility for pedestrians at crossing points and better access to kerb side for buses.

Lintriggs and Newmarket Street planned changes

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Upper Newmarket Street area planned changes

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The introduction of an additional bus stop on the southern side of the street adjacent to the Old Parish Church boundary will minimise queuing of buses. The steps between Upper and Lower Newmarket Street will be closed off to remove the conflict that is created here with pedestrians crossing.

Works to date have been developed though partnership working between Falkirk Council and First Bus.

In line with ongoing regeneration of Falkirk Town Centre proposals aim to achieve the following:

  • High quality and fully accessible natural stone surfacing in line with the Town’s existing materials palette;
  • Consistent quality street furniture, iron work and street lighting columns, making reference to the existing recent Town Centre heritage improvements (2017-18);
  • Design mitigation of the known anti-social behaviour issues (nuisance behaviour, rowdy crowds, begging and drug and alcohol related activities);
  • Improvement to the visitor experience for residents, shoppers and visitors;
  • Engagement with the community to ensure proposals meet their needs and appropriately reflect the heritage setting.
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Timeframes

The project will be brought back to you for further comment at each key design stage in advance of a programmed delivery on site by the end of June 2022. Work is proposed to start on site in January 2022.


We need your feedback!

Do you think these proposals will improve the appearance and vibrancy of the area?

Please tell us your views either by responding to our online survey:

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