Improvement of the conservation area
For some years, consideration has been given to improving and enhancing the setting of the Cathedral and Chetham's School and to retaining the essential Victorian character of the remainder of the area. The intention is to restrict traffic movement through the area and to establish a series of landscaped pedestrian walkways in those areas thereby freed.
Present proposals envisage the closure of Fennel Street and Victoria Street. The closure of the latter street will provide the opportunity to create a riverside walkway in front of the main entrance to the Cathedral. The redevelopment of those outworn portions of the area will present a further opportunity to give a better setting for the Cathedral.