INDEPENDENT traders are pushing ahead with plans to create a £1.3million shopping area in Colchester, inspired by Brighton’s Lanes.

More than 25 traders have thrown their support behind the proposal and have formed a working group.

The plan is to “create” a route from Priory Street to Balkerne Lane taking in the independent shops in Short Wyre Street, Sir Isaac’s Walk, Trinity Street and Church Street.

It has been given the working title Colchester Walls, but that could change.

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