Council’s executive to vote on action plan

A package of measures is being proposed to transform Braunton’s traffic system and improve air quality.

On Tuesday North Devon Council’s executive will be asked to approve an Air Quality Action Plan aimed at cutting nitrogen dioxide levels in the village by 22 per cent.

The plan aims to upgrade signals at the Square to improve traffic flow and to consider amending South Street’s one-way system.

Another idea is to set up a one-way system around the village or to pedestrianise Caen Street.

Pedestrian movements would be reviewed and potential measures taken could include moving or removing the crossing outside the George Hotel or reviewing the crossing patrol in Caen Street.

The plans says a ‘park and change’ facility at Chivenor Cross could make a difference, as could redirecting traffic along the A399.

The council is to ask Devon County Council, responsible for highways, when such measures could be carried out.

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