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Residents and businesses in Bromsgrove are invited to have their say as the Council embarks on a review of its car parks in the town centre.

Length of stay, location and traffic management measures of some of the areas covered in the independent survey which has been launched today by the Council.

The aim is to understand how current arrangements may need to be improved to reflect and build on the regeneration and development proposals.

The Council has commissioned 2020 Consultancy to carry out the project which will then result in a report which will highlight recommendations for future design and developments.

District Councillor Karen May, whose Portfolio covers the Town Centre, said: “Car parking is an important issue and it is crucial we get it right so we can continue to attract residents businesses and visitors to the town.

“We have been working hard to create a Better Bromsgrove and this review means that we can make the right decisions regarding the future of our car parking provision to complement these improvements.

“This isn’t a box-ticking exercise; you really can make a difference.”

The survey not only covers Council-owned car parks but on and off-street provision, private sites and spaces at the Railway station.

A special event will also be held at the Library on Saturday November 4 from 10 til 12pm.

Visitors can chat to officers, including a representative from 2020 Consultancy and use the library’s facilities to have their say.

The Council’s Centres Manager Cheryl Welsh said: “Through the review we want to take a robust look at how people, who come to the town, are currently parking.

“We want to harness their needs and build on this as we further develop the town through the regeneration project and the Local Plan proposals.”

The survey is here www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/parking and will run until Friday November 24, 2017.