A TRIAL ban on cars and lorries using Colchester High Street is unlikely to start this year.

A working group will be formed to try and force through plans to ban most vehicles from the historic street, which were first unveiled in October 2010.

In March 2011, a three week public consultation was launched on Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) which would see only buses, taxis, bikes and motorbikes allowed along the High Street from 10am to 6pm.

Alan Lindsay, Essex County Council’s principal area transportation co-ordinator, disclosed that of the 180 people who responded to the TROs, only two were in favour.

He said: “The other 178 were objections.”

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