Plans for Jacksons Lane cafe quarter are set to go ahead after plans were approved, despite objections to the loss of green space. The council said its goal was to increase economic activity in the old parts of the town through the transformation of the route through Jacksons Lane and Chapel Street. The hope is that the shorter route will attract visitors and helps businesses in the 'old quarter', by diverting the footfall that is presently concentrated between St Catherine's Walk and Merlin's Walk. Footfall has fallen considerably in King St - despite the increased popularity of the town for shoppers - since the new shopping centre at St Catherine's was opened.
The new route will make it easier for visitors to enjoy what is seen as the 'cultural quarter' in King St, thanks to the high number of galleries and art spaces in the area, but also to support the variety of boutique shops, offering an alternative to the high street. It is this mix of high street and independent shops which makes Carmarthen attractive as a shopping destination in South Wales.
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