Survey work is set to start on one of the key areas in Salisbury benefitting from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

The survey work on Fisherton Street will focus on topographic, utilities and drainage and will enable detailed designs to be drawn up for this area of the city.

The surveys will extend from the roundabout at the Mill Road junction of South Western Road and from the north side of the railway bridge on Fisherton Street, continuing down Fisherton Street as far as the junction with Silver Street, where it then takes in the High Street as far as Canal Street.

They will help identify the existing condition of drainage assets, the location of underground utilities and elevations of the area to help inform future works as part of the Fisherton Street proposals.

The surveys will be carried out over a three-week period starting from tomorrow (Tuesday November 9).

Wiltshire Council says the work will cause "minimal disruption" to people visiting the area and all businesses will remain open as usual.

Some of the work could take place at night to minimise disruption.

Cllr Richard Clewer, the leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “Earlier this year we were awarded £9,355,301 to deliver transformational projects that would rejuvenate Salisbury City Centre.

"One of these projects is improving the road network and public spaces along Fisherton Street which connects the railway station to Salisbury’s retail centre.

"These improvements will encourage people to spend more time and therefore more money in the various independent shops located along Fisherton Street providing a welcome economic boost to the local area.

“This preliminary work will enable more detailed designs to be drawn up. We are aiming to share these plans with the local community next spring so their feedback can further shape the proposals.”

The Future High Streets Fund aims to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability.

Wiltshire Council was awarded £25 million, £9,355,301 for Salisbury and £16,347,056 for Trowbridge from the government's fund following successful bids.


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