Parking improvement schemes 2019/2020

Introduction

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In 2019/20 our aim is to further improve our road network and highway assets. Some £12m will be invested during the year, delivering 222 improvement schemes across the borough as part of the Pride in Our Community programme.

The programme of work includes:

  • improvements to roads
  • road safety schemes
  • road marking
  • improvements to paths and footways
  • residential parking schemes to create another 400+ parking spaces
  • work on major structures, for example; bridges, tunnels, retaining walls, etc.
  • drainage improvements.

View information about the planned works.

You may not be surprised to know that we receive a large number of requests from right across the borough to create additional parking therefore we prioritise these to try to deliver improvements in as many areas as possible.

As a local resident you may have a view as to the best location for the additional parking however there are a number of hidden factors that influence this such as the location of hidden underground services for example gas mains, electricity and water pipes and who the land owner is, as not all the land falls under the councils ownership. All these factors have been explored before finalising the location of the proposed additional parking bays. We appreciate that this investment may not fully solve all the parking issues however we hope it will help with the availability of parking in the areas being reviewed.

The following sections will provide details of the proposed improvements that will be undertaken over the coming 12 months, click on the following headings to reveal further information including details of how you can 'Have Your Say' and let us know your thoughts on each proposal.