My own view is that there is merit in creating a safer pedestrian entrance to Verdant Works by stopping up West Henderson’s Wynd outside Verdant Works.
The advantages of this are obvious – a safe entrance area for this important visitor attraction (whose visitor numbers are going to continue to increase with the new facility opening at the High Mill), a better meeting point in the event of evacuation of the building due to a fire alarm – and there are other adjacent streets for through traffic so no adverse impact on traffic movements.
I was recently updated by the City Council as follows :
“Just to update you on West Henderson’s Wynd/Miln Street you will be aware that West Henderson’s Wynd, north side of Verdant Works entrance for approximately 25m and a section of Miln Street is currently closed for building operations.
At the previous meeting with Verdant Works management this closure was discussed and it was agreed that this temporary closure would be a good trial for any permanent stopping up section or one way proposals.
As previously advised as part of the development works at Verdant Works they were considering alternative entrance arrangements including people with disabilities and would submit these proposals to Dundee City Council for permission.
Please be assured we will continue communications with Verdant Works following submission of their proposals.”