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More Redditch residents will benefit from improved parking, facilities and layout as the council’s improvements scheme continues in Matchborough.

Clifton Close will be the latest location to be developed under Redditch Borough Council’s public realm improvements scheme which first began in 2009.

Residents from the close were consulted on the proposals and work will now be starting week commencing 22nd October.

Alongside general landscaping and resurfacing improvements 12 extra parking spaces are being created together as a result of 12 garages being knocked down.

The works will begin with the demolition of the garages and other landscaping works to reduce the amount of litter and improve the safety of the area.

Following the demolition and more minor works, residents may see a fair amount of disruption as the teams develop the new parking area.

Councillor Brandon Clayton, whose portfolio covers Environmental Services, said: “We apologise for the disruption caused to residents whilst the work takes place but it is essential in order to alleviate ongoing parking issues and improve the safety and security of the area.

“There is a demand for more parking and the many of the garages are in poor condition and a target for anti-social behaviour. We will continue to undertake this work to benefit the residents of Clifton Close.

“After 9 years the council’s improvement scheme is still going strong and we will continue to make these kinds of enhancements in more locations around the borough.”

The work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Clifton Close is the thirteenth location to benefit from the borough council’s continuing programme to develop 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 our Engineering and Design team.