THREATS TO THE RIVERSIDE FROM THE
SCHEMES PROPOSED TO DATE
to access, traffic, and parking. Local businesses and
clubs depend on access to the riverside along the
Embankment and around the pool site for deliveries of
goods, ranging from bread to the restaurants in
Church Street to skiffs to the Rowing Club and sheet
steel to the boatyards, in vehicles ranging from
motorcycles to large HGVs. These supplies are the
lifeblood of the area.
Safety and policing: to a certain extent, the
Embankment area is self-policing, from passers-by and
cars, and there is a general unwillingness to install
security cameras. Any plans to close the Embankment
or to curtail traffic along it could endanger public
safety, particularly at night.
dense development: this is a conservation area
because there is need to protect the unique nature of
the riverside. Any building on the pool site must be
in keeping with the scale, ambience, and nature of
the schemes proposed to date have not related to the
riverside in terms of aspect, outlook, or use. Any
development should be in keeping with the needs of
the town and the riverside.