Proposals discussed to revamp Petersfield Square

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THE future of an old market square will be debated.

Discussions about what to do with the trees in Petersfield Square are being widened to produce a plan for the entire square.

East Hampshire District Council, Petersfield Town Council, The Petersfield Society, local tree wardens, Hampshire County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority will meet at the start of February to draw up a plan.

This will include how to make the area around the trees, damaged by roots, safer as well as ways to better use the town centre.

The group will look first at whether the trees can be saved or if they need to be felled to remove the trip hazard caused by raised paving stones.

In December, a plan to replace the trees was stopped after public concern and temporary barriers 
were installed around the trees.

According to the town’s Neighbourhood Plan the square could be redesigned to reduce vehicle speeds.