Chance to have your say on improvements for Carters Green

Published 6th November 2018

Residents, business and visitors are being urged to have their say on new proposals to transform the Carters Green area of West Bromwich.

Sandwell Council is planning the major improvements which would see new paving, seating, and lighting along with more trees and the creation of a new public square and events area.

Designs also include plans for increased on-street parking, better and safer crossing points for pedestrians,  and realigning the road to slow down vehicles but also improve the flow of traffic.

Councillor Paul Moore, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “We really do want to hear from as many people possible about these exciting plans for Carters Green.

“This scheme with its new paving, seating and lighting as well as extra off-street parking will improve the area substantially making it more attractive and user-friendly.

“Hopefully, this will encourage more people to visit the area, bringing about a positive impact for local shops and businesses.

“This is one of a number of on-going regeneration schemes in West Bromwich which are part of our overall aim to reinvigorate the wider High Street area of the town."

Councillor David Hosell, cabinet member for highways and environment, added: “By making changes to the road layout we can make better use of the public space and create a new public square and events area.

“We’re also aiming to improve the crossing points and reduce crossing distances making it safer for pedestrians as well as tackling the congestion problems coming into the centre.”

Designs for the scheme ware now on display at the YMCA building in Carters Green  until Friday 30 November. Visitors can leave their comments on feedback forms.

Planning officers will also be there to answer questions about the scheme and listen to comments on Monday 19 November from 10am-1pm and Wednesday 21 November from 1pm-4pm.

You can also look at the scheme and give your feedback up to 5pm on Friday 30 November.