Bollards are set to be installed in front of the entrances to Queensgate shopping centre as part of an anti-terrorism initiative, a news report in the local media has revealed.
Hammerson, the owners of the shopping centre, have made an application to install a total of 62 bollards outside the store’s 10 external entrances as an anti-terrorism measure designed to prevent vehicles from entering the complex.
Within the application, the mall’s owners claim that: “The UK faces a significant threat from international terrorism. Experience shows that crowded places remain an attractive target for international terrorists by virtue of their crowd density.
“One of the greatest threats is posed by the use of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices. These attacks involve the use of a vehicle containing an explosive device, being either parked close to or driven into a target destination before being detonated.”
The plans were unanimously approved by members of Peterborough City Council planning committee.
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