£562,000 to be invested in sustainable travel in Broxtowe

£562,000 to be invested in sustainable travel in Broxtowe

10/07/20 - Plans to invest £562,000 in sustainable transport across north and south Broxtowe were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Finance and Resources Committee last night.

As part of its transport-related developer contributions, a total of £636,461 is available for sustainable transport schemes in the north of the Borough and £150,547 in the south of the Borough. 

Projects which were given the green light include:

  • An additional £100,000 to the Bennerley Viaduct proposal making the Borough Council’s total contribution £120,000
  • £385,000 for upgrades to the existing bus stop infrastructure in the vicinity of the Mushroom Farm development along the A610 corridor. This investment would offer a step-change improvement in the public transport offer in Eastwood, Newthorpe, Giltbrook, Kimberley, Nuthall, Brinsley and Watnall
  • £45,000 for improvements to rights of way in the vicinity
  • £20,000 for the introduction of traffic signal controller upgrades at the Sun Inn gyratory in Eastwood
  • £10,000 for Beeston Shopmobility to secure new premises
  • £2,000 for wheelchair signage on Broxtowe-owned land near Beeston train stationCouncillor Greg Marshall

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, Councillor Greg Marshall said: I’m pleased that we have been able to approve 

spending on these projects and invest in sustainable travel across the Borough for our future. As we move into planning the Borough’s recovery from the pandemic, we will be taking every opportunity to consider how we can invest in more sustainable communities".

 

Councillor Helen Skinner

Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee said: “The pandemic has been incredibly difficult but there have been some positive benefits for the environment. Approval of funding for these projects will help us to build on these benefits and move forward with our Green Futures programme to reduce the Borough’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2027.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on john.delaney@broxtowe.gov.uk


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