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No more bus stops
3:28pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Letters
AS a shopkeeper and someone in Amesbury who speaks to tourists visiting the town, the tree-lined green spaces in the centre are often mentioned as an attractive place for visitors to stop and eat before looking around. They make a stop in Amesbury look inviting.
Building bus stops in this area, which already has a pedestrian crossing, access to a school nearby and the entrance to the main car park, is surely some of the worst planning possible.
We already have a derelict bus shelter on Countess Road and disused bus stops from Amesbury to Durrington due to changes in bus routes.
The bus company has little more than a yard and an office at the current bus station in Amesbury, they should be forced to reuse some of their existing land to create a new smaller bus station, or the stops required, on the same site and only then be allowed to sell off any remaining land.
We are in grave danger of allowing Wilts & Dorset bus company to create another large vacant commercial site in the town centre and we all know how long it has taken us to get any kind of interest in the old Co-op site, which has remained boarded up and derelict for more than six years.
MARK CLEMAS, Amesbury