12th Dec, 2019

Chance to comment on plans to improve access to Solihull town centre

Sarah Mason 4th Dec, 2017

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to have their say over plans to renovate the approach to Solihull Town Centre.

Solihull Metropolitain Borough Council will be unveiling plans to improve the access for pedestrians and cyclists between the town centre and from Solihull Station with the Town Centre Approach a the sessions.

The first stage of the scheme will include a new crossing at Blossomfield Road, the widening of pavements on Station Approach and Homer Road and improvements to the carriageway surface.

The changes will create more space and priority for pedestrians and cyclists and will make the town centre and the station more accessible and attractive to commuters and visitors alike.

The construction is due to start in Spring and aims to be completed by the Summer.

Councillor Ted Richards OBE, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “This scheme aims to put the priority on the safety of pedestrians and cyclists whilst also improving the environment of the station and town centre.

“We want to make sure getting from the station to the town centre is as easy as possible for people and we hope that this scheme will enable us to achieve this.”

There will be opportunities for commuters and shoppers to find out about the scheme and to fill out a quick survey about the next phase of improvements.

The engagement events will be held on:

Wednesday, December 6, from 8am until 9:30am and 4pm until 6pm at Solihull Station

December 13 from 10am until 2pm at The Core

The survey and visualisations of the scheme can be found at www.solihull.gov.uk/towncentreapproach

Alternatively, the survey and an explanatory leaflet is available as hard copies from Town Centre Approach, UK Central Team, Solihull Council, Council House, Solihull, B91 3QB

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