Dedham Parish Council are reviewing plans to upgrade the Royal Square.
As custodians of the Square we have concerns about the loose gravel surface and the risk that it could migrate onto the road, causing safety issues. Also the manoeuvrability of cars with the current parking layout perpendicular to the road is poor, particularly given the restrictions around the war memorial.
To assess the design options available we are considering plans prepared by a landscape architect to replace the loose gravel with a natural stone paving and / or bonded gravel, as well as turning the direction of parking so that it is parallel to the road. We are also considering an alternative scheme to remove the carpark altogether and replace it with a market square, including formal trees and seating. We are interested in the views of all Dedham residents and businesses. 


The outline proposals for the Square for consultation purposes are shown on the following three drawings. To view a full size version of the plan, just click on the image.

Carpark Redesign Option 1 Carpark Redesign Option 2 Non-Parking Option

Plan Drawing 1.

Whole area natural paving.

Plan Drawing 2.

Resin bound area with central parking.

Plan Drawing 3. 

Resin bound gravel with sandstone flag 

central area and formal trees.



A questionaire is being delivered to all households in Dedham along with the November edition of the Dedham Parish Magazine.  A copy of the questionaire can be seen if you follow the link below and you can also download a copy using this icon 


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Page updated: 20/10/2023