Consultation continues on Old Town proposals

Published on 01 April 2016

THERE’S still time for people to give their views on plans to revamp streets in Leicester’s historic Old Town area.

Leicester City Council is proposing to make improvements to five streets in the Greyfriars conservation area, extending schemes recently completed on Applegate, Peacock Lane and around Hotel Street.

New Street, Wycliffe Street and Marble Street will be reconstructed in natural porphyry stone to match improvements recently made on Applegate and Peacock Lane.

Friars Lane and Millstone Lane will also be improved, with footpaths reconstructed with high-quality concrete block paving and carriageways resurfaced in asphalt.

Footpaths would be widened and new trees planted to create a more attractive route for pedestrians through the historic area.

The proposals would also bring the five streets into the existing restricted zone around Peacock Lane.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The Greyfriars area contains many of Leicester’s historic and architectural treasures and it is essential that we continue to invest in celebrating the area’s heritage and realising its huge potential.

“These proposals will help create a really attractive environment for people to enjoy.”

Plans for the scheme have been available to view online at since March 23, but the proposals are now also on display at the Adult Education College on Belvoir Street.

The consultation has been extended until Monday April 11 to give people more time to have their say.