September 22nd, 2016

More garages to be demolished as Redditch looks to smarten up residential areas

More garages to be demolished as Redditch looks to smarten up residential areas More garages to be demolished as Redditch looks to smarten up residential areas
Updated: 10:41 am, Jun 13, 2016

A FURTHER 14 garages are to be demolished in Woodrow in a drive to improve the area for local residents.

Astley Close is the latest location to be developed under Redditch Borough Council’s public realm improvements scheme which began in Matchborough in 2009.

Residents from the close were consulted on the proposals and work will now start week commencing June 20.

The demolition will make way for more car parking and landscaping of the area will be improved.

Guy Revans, head of Environmental Services, said: “We are pleased that the scheme is continuing to more areas across the borough and hope that the improvements will help alleviate ongoing parking issues. Not only should the removal of the garages create improved parking for the residents, they will also improve the general environmental quality and community safety of the area.”

The work is scheduled to be completed by July 22.

Astley Close is the tenth location to be visited by the borough council’s continuing programme of turning old garages, often used simply for storage as they are too small for most modern vehicles, into useful new parking spaces and other enhancements. Sites are prioritised according to their assessed need.

For more information on the works or on the garage demolition scheme, contact Matthew Mead on 01527 64252 3345 or email matthew.mead@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

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