Birmingham news Tarmac road through Perry Park approved but fears of illegal camps PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The claim comes from a group of allotment holders at the Walsall Road allotments.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A tarmac road through the heart of Perry Park will make it easier for travellers to set up illegal camps, it has been claimed as the controversial plans were officially approved. Announced last week as part of plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the council intends to build a new seven-metre wide road through the park to transport athletes to and from Alexander Stadium during the event. The road would act as vehicular access during the Games before being converted into a pedestrian/cycling path. Several local residents have already spoken out about the plans, with one labelling the proposals a 'disaster' and claiming it would create a 'danger zone' for local families and children. Read More Related Articles Decoration and electrical work at Birmingham Council House to cost millions Read More Related Articles 'Racist' street names could be re-named across Birmingham after public support And now some members of the Walsall Road Allotments have also had their say - and many are not impressed with the plans. "I strongly disagree with this new road across the grass," a statement from five allotment holders said. "The original plan was to upgrade the existing path that runs from Aldridge Rd to the stadium. Post-Commonwealth Games cyclists can continue to use the existing footpath that goes around the park.
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. "Perhaps the council want to make it easier for travellers to access the park."
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Initially the road would be constructed using a mix of tarmac and stone and be approximately seven metres wide, extending from the existing Church Road access through the park to connect with the previously approved vehicular access to the east/north of the stadium. And the council today gave the go-ahead to the proposals, with plans to reduce the road to a four-metre-wide cycling and footpath in the autumn of 2022. The Walsall Road allotments have been the subject of much speculation throughout the build-up to the Games, with suggestions that they would be demolished dismissed last year by council leader Ian Ward.
And not all of the allotments holders spoken to by the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) were against the proposals, with a joint statement by three in favour of the plans stating: "It sounds like a good idea, especially if it is converted to foot/cycle path when the games are over. "I reckon there would be security on the gate during the games, and after the games I imagine a vehicle prevention system would be installed." Construction on the road is due to begin within the next few months.
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