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The need to improve car parks signs and provide extra spaces are two key issues which have come out of the car park study which was commissioned by Bromsgrove District Council.

The study was undertaken by 2020 consultants over a three month period, the piece of work included an online survey and workshops to ascertain how the town centre’s car parks were used.

It also looked at electrical charging points being installed and where potential new car parking spaces could be placed.

Findings of the study will help shape future plans for the town including money and resources needed and where they should targeted.

On the back of the piece of work the Council, working with partners, including the County Council and NWEDR, will also be commissioning a detailed business plan that will look at investment, parking space requirements and signage.

Portfolio-holder for Economic Development Cllr Karen May, said: “This piece of work is crucial for us to understand how our town’s car parks are being used so any future developments can encompass improvements to meet the needs of our residents and businesses.

“We want to get it right so our District can continue to flourish and respond to the increasing number of people who are visiting us for our excellent, eclectic mix of shops, eateries and bars.”

The Bromsgrove Town Centre Access, Service and Car Parking Study can be found here.