Town Centre being opened up to traffic

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CARS are to be offered better access to Paisley town centre after more than 10 years of campaigning by struggling shop owners.

Roads surrounding the High Street, which have been limited to buses and taxis for years, will be opened up as part of an action plan to attract more shoppers.

The proposals follow an 11-year battle to reopen the heart of the town to all traffic after key through-routes were turned into one-way roads and bus lanes when the High Street was pedestrianised in 1997.

Studies show that Braehead, with its free parking, has contributed to a 50% sales slump in recent years.

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