Narrow Support Of People Friendly Salisbury At City Council Meeting

Salisbury City Councillors voted narrowly in favour of supporting the reintroduction of the People-Friendly Salisbury scheme at an extraordinary full council meeting last night.

At the meeting that lasted around three and a half hours, councillors voted 12 to 10 in favour of supporting the controversial scheme.

Prior to the vote, the council heard from members of the public on both sides of the argument and held a debate hearing a range of points and positions.

Wiltshire Council suspended the scheme indefinitely after calls from Salisbury BID, MP John Glen and the new city council leadership to do so.

There were two attempted amendments to the motion, both were rejected, but the original motion was passed. The motion was: “The Salisbury City Council supports the introduction in 2021 of a People-Friendly Streets Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, in accordance with phase one of the Central Area Framework report recommendations”.

Those who voted in favour were: Cllrs; C Corbin, T Corbin, M Osment, J Nettle, J Walsh, B Dalton, J Baber, D Brown, J Broom, I Tomes, M Dean and J Farquhar.

Those who voted against were: Cllrs; J Moody, S Berry, S Jackson, M Foster, L Sirman, K Daley, M McClelland, S Hocking, A Hoque and J Lindley.



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