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  • Many residents wanting Castle Road reopened feel that the closure is unnecessary (38%); this was the most common reason cited
  • Others mention the increased noise and anti-social behaviour (23%) that they are experiencing as a result of the closure
  • 18% each mention traffic being displaced, the road opening being better for residents and that the road is an essential route and that the closure is causing longer journey times

Why do you feel this way?

Base: Residents wanting the road reopened (39)

This table shows the main reasons describing why residents want the road re opened to vehicles.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %
1 Unnecessary / no need 38
2 Noise / anti-social behaviour 23
3 Displaced traffic 18
4 Better for residents 18
5 Essential route / increasing journey times 18
6 Displaced parking problems 15
7 Dislike outside eating / no need 10
8 Accessibility (i.e. disabled, elderly) 5
9 Impact on taxis / PHVs 3
10 Other 51

Some of our residents have said:

“It worked perfectly well as a through road before … the closure is just a nuisance.”

“When closed to vehicles it’s just becoming a place for more excessive drinking, anti social behaviour and the noise that comes with it. We get woken up by anti social behaviour on average 3 times a night at weekends, more when the weather is nice.”

“Access to my property has become significantly more difficult.”