Restaurants cafes and eateries in Horsham’s East Street and Market Square areas can now benefit from improved trading conditions, as an application from Horsham District Council and the Horsham Business Initiative to extend the daytime traffic restrictions has been successful.
The move, which has been welcomed by local traders, will also create a more appealing environment for customers.
The proposal will see traffic free hours extended in East Street and the Market Square until 10.30pm.
Cyclists will not be affected as both East Street and Market Square have contra flow cycle lanes.
Commenting on the measures, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Horsham Town Cllr Christian Mitchell said:
Horsham Town Centre has always been a really good place to relax and enjoy good food and drink from our great range of hospitality outlets, particularly dining al fresco during the warmer months.
We are sure that these additional traffic restriction steps will significantly improve the evening dining experience for customers in the East Street area and improve pedestrian flow. We are really excited to see our unique range of hospitality businesses welcoming so many customers after such tough trading times recently.