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Doncaster St Sepulchre Gate regeneration

Doncaster St Sepulchre Gate regeneration

Reducing the dominance of road infrastructure and creating high quality and well connected pedestrian routes were central features of the regeneration proposals for St Sepulchre Gate. It seems likely that these proposals will not find favour with the town's second directly-elected Mayor (Peter Davies) who stands on a ticket of making Doncaster more car-friendly. The majority (Labour) group on the council are not always in agreement with the mayor, but this conflict may be diffficult to resolve in favour of the plan.

While there was no intention of the regeneration plan being anti-car, it would involve lower driving speeds, more crossing time for pedestrians, and better provision for buses and cycles. It seems unlikely that such an agenda would appeal to a pro-car mayor. Peter Davies' term of office ends in 2013.

Doncaster has, according to Government statistics, transport CO2 emissions from transport that are about 50% above the national average. This may reflect the loosening of Doncaster's urban structure over recent decades which has involved car-based out-of-town facilities.

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LocationDoncaster England
Client(s)Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Team(s)Tim Pharoah with Matrix Partnership


Regeneration, connectivity, downgrading ring road, sustainable transport, public realm design, street design, town centre access, Doncaster

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Diagram showing key potential of St Sepulchre Gate in relation to Doncaster town centre

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