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Louth Urban Design Study

Louth Urban Design Study

The study had three main components:

  1. An urban design strategy aimed at re-establishing the street as the main determinant of legibility and vitality;
  2. A traffic management strategy to reduce dominance of parked and moving vehicles and provide more space and priority for those on foot; and
  3. Guidance on the redevelopment of key sites.

The report to East Lindsey District Council can be downloaded here (click pdf to the right).

Follow-on from the study

By 2010 some minor improvements had been made to the traffic arrangements in the town (click on photos to see captions). More broadly, the study recommendations are reflected in the Council's draft core strategy (October 2009), which includes a policy to enhance historic towns in the District, although there is no specific reference to the Louth Urban Design Study:

Town centres are essential to the economic and social well-being of the District. One of the LDF?s objectives is to protect and enhance their vitality and viability. If our town centres are to be healthy, vibrant, vital and viable they should:-

  1. have a rich variety and choice of shops and services to draw in people from the whole catchment area, during the day and in the evening. In particular, they should include a variety of multiple and independent retailers;
  2. be easily accessible with safe and convenient car parks, pedestrian and cyclist priority areas and a convenient public transport node;
  3. be set within a high quality and attractive built environment and public realm."

(East Lindsey draft core strategy, 2009, page 48)

LocationLouth England
Client(s)Easst Lindsey District Council
Team(s)Tim Pharoah with Matrix Partnership


Louth, Urban Design, traffic management, street design, public realm, parking management, accessibility planning, public transport planning,