Community cash could improve parking problems in a Newton Aycliffe housing estate.
Next week’s Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP) board meeting will consider three new projects which have been submitted by local councillors John Clare, Mike Dixon and Joan Gray.
One of the projects is a response to increasing parking problems at the Aldfrid entrance to King’s Drive, pictured above (pic: Google).
To ease parking congestion there, the GAMP board will consider a £10,800 proposal to extend the capacity of the nearby parking bay.
“This has proved to be a long and complicated process because it has required the coordination of livin, Durham County Council Highways and DCC Planning,” said Cllr Clare.
The second project is a £15,500 proposal to install dropped kerbs throughout the King’s Drive estate.
“This will help people in wheelchairs, parents with buggies, and cyclists,” added Clare.
“Councillors have already installed accessibility improvements into the Well House and Horndale estates, and this – along with the parking-bay and the recent transformation of the DCC-owned red tarmac areas – represents our commitment to value the King’s Drive estate, and to work with residents to upgrade and improve it where we can.”
The GAMP Board is meeting at Greenfield Arts at 6pm next Tuesday (November 29). Members of the public are welcome to attend, but please register by phoning 01325 327441.