Greener Grey Street Gets Approval

LDA Design’s plans to make Newcastle’s prestigious Grey Street a greener space with less traffic have been given approval by Newcastle City Council. The scheme will help the city achieve its net zero ambitions.

Changes to make the street more welcoming include wider pavements, comfortable new seating with space for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and a dedicated northbound cycling route. New planting and a rain garden system will provide sustainable drainage, improving biodiversity and reducing flood risk.

Traffic on the street will be reduced by removing pay and display parking, with further consideration given to part-time disabled parking.

John Simpson, LDA Design’s project lead for Newcastle public realm, said: “Grey Street is

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