Special consultation events on the road improvements at North Shore
This week Cumbria County Council will be hosting two consultation events dedicated to getting your views on the road improvements around the North Shore scheme.
A drop-in session will take place on Monday 8th October 2018 between 2.30pm and 7pm at our consultation Hub on the Harbour.
A second event will also take place on Thursday 11th October 2018 between 2.30pm – 7pm at Tesco, Bransty Row, Whitehaven
Full details of the plan and feedback forms will also be available at Whitehaven Library throughout the consultation period.
Michael Pemberton, CEO, BEC, said: “We are delighted to see Cumbria County Council progressing with its consultation. This time taken to listen to the local people, who will benefit from the redevelopment of the North Shore area, will ensure that Whitehaven’s gateway gets the road infrastructure it deserves. Work commences on the first element of North Shore later this year – the revamping of the old bus station into a premier workspace hub for the area’s growing digital and creative industries, with complementary artisan eatery that will be open for all local residents to enjoy. The speed at which our plans are progressing and the favourable response we have received during our own consultation underpin the need for these long overdue improvements to Whitehaven’s roads and we look forward to the works commencing following final review.”
Some key details from the council:
– A consultation has started on revised plans for a £2.5 million highways improvement scheme for Whitehaven.
– Cumbria County Council is proposing to reconfigure the road junction at Bransty Row / North Shore Road in the town’s North Shore area, which would help to pave the way for significant new development.
– The scheme is designed to assist future development in the North Shore area and create an enhanced entrance into Whitehaven. In doing so, the scheme will ease congestion, improve traffic flow and enhance road safety for drivers and pedestrians.
– A number of changes are now being proposed to the scheme, in response to feedback from a consultation earlier this year, including improved provision for cyclists and those with a disability.
– The county council has secured £1.66m of funding for the highways upgrade scheme from the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, together with a £834,000 contribution from profit for purpose property firm, BEC.