Public support Hayes scheme

Mon 30 June 2014, 4:12 pm

Public consultations on Hillingdon Council's plans to regenerate Hayes town centre have received strong support.

Grant funding of £4.5 million from Transport for London was received at the end of 2013 for the project. The council then opened discussions with residents and businesses over details of the proposals.

The 652 responses showed widespread backing for plans to provide more 30 minute free “stop and shop” parking, as well as support for revamping the bridge along Station Road, safer cycle paths, removal of the central reservation in Coldharbour Lane and a modern stage to replace the town’s existing bandstand.

Residents also indicated better shops, less traffic and more parking as desirable improvements within Hayes.

No strong views were expressed as to whether traffic lights or roundabouts should be installed as part of proposed junction improvements. A 'hybrid' solution of a roundabout and traffic lights system has been decided on.

Work on the town centre is expected to complete by the end of 2016.

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