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Strong support for redevelopment
Plan of the area
Residents want access restricted for cars on the site
More than 70% of residents asked about their views on the development of St Paul's said they wanted homes, shops and community facilities.

Developers PG Enterprises and Places for People, a regeneration group, want to transform around seven acres of land in Dove Lane and Newfoundland Road.

A survey found proposals for job creation also received strong support.

Other ideas put forward include a children's play area, an art gallery, open-air markets and wildlife gardens.

The survey also showed residents wanted cars to be restricted to essential use and access only and that there should be safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

There were also calls for training in the retail trade, literary skills, arts and crafts, IT, sports and leisure and the developers are keen on including open spaces within the regeneration area.

Ian Walker, managing director of Redfield-based PG Enterprises, said: "The results of the preliminary consultation are encouraging.

"Respondents are overwhelmingly in favour of a redevelopment in this area and we will now be looking at ways in which the feedback we have received can be incorporated into the scheme."


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