Opportunities and Constraints of Arcade Site and Town Square

These diagrams aim to describe the Opportunities and Constraints of the Arcade Site and Town Square area, identified by the design team.

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STRENGTHS/ OPPORTUNITIES (numbered on drawing)
1. Avenue of mature trees running between Selborne Road and NatWest bank across Market Square and gardens
2. Quality of open space in area next to High Street, between Library and Selborne Walk
3. Scale of public open space in Market Square and gardens
4. Potential to make the entrance to High Street more visible/ prominent from Hoe Street
5. Potential to complete two important high street frontages
6. Potential of wider pavement outside Council buildings on Hoe Street opposite Arcade Site
7. Mature trees on Arcade Site
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ISSUES/ CONSTRAINTS
1. Poor interface between Selborne Walk Mall and Selborne Road
2. Poor quality pedestrian links on arrival from Walthamstow Central
3. Poor quality and complex environment at junction of Selborne Road and Hoe Street
4. Poor quality environment at link-way between bus station and High Street/ Arcade Site
5. Poor interface with housing and Tescos created by fencing and bus waiting area
6. Poor relationship between rear of library interface and public space
7.Poor quality connections at junction of High Street and Hoe Street
8. Poor quality environment at bus waiting area at outside Council Buildings on Hoe Street (opposite Arcade Site)
9. Close proximity to rear gardens of Cleveland Park Avenue
10. Incomplete street-frontages at junction of important high streets
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