Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Street lighting improvements - The Avenue and Dagnall Road

We're bringing a brighter future to The Avenue and Dagnall Road this spring!

The new lighting columns are placed towards the back of the pavement so that they cast light onto the footpath and the road itself. The light is directed downwards and not into gardens or houses and the positioning also reduces the number of lights damaged through collisions. The lights are also much cheaper to run - halving the city council's streetlighting electricity bill and the carbon emissions.

Depending on the road, it is possible that fewer columns will be required to provide at least the same quality of lighting as before. The position of the new columns will be marked on the footpath with yellow or white paint.

Work is due to start in the week beginning 21 April 2014.

It may take several weeks to complete and there may be a delay between the columns being installed, having them connected to the supply and then the old columns removed.

This work is reasonably non-intrusive - but it will not be possible to park by columns that are being installed or removed and there will be trenches and holes dug to allow cables to be installed. Any open trenches will be barriered off in the meantime.

If there are any problems, please contact Highways on 0121 303 6644 (option 4).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Planning Applications to the 12 April 2014

Planning Applications to the 12 April 2014

2014/02293/PA - 78 Westley Road, Acocks Green, B27 7UH
Erection of a two storey side and rear extension and single storey rear extension to create two self-contained flats

2014/02180/PA - 433 Gospel Lane, Acocks Green, B27 7AS
Installation of footway crossing (dropped kerb, usually)

2014/02421/PA - 1-31 Knights Road, Tyseley, B11 3QR
Application to determine the details for Condition Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 12 attached to planning approval ref:- 2013/08672/PA. 
These relate to: drainage scheme, boundary treatments, vehicle parking and turning details, landscaping, front boundary treatment - to include a 500mm high wall with hedging behind - and a window to the rear elevation to put light onto the landing. 

You can find the details by inputting the reference number into the Council online database here
If you have any comments, you can submit them online - feel free to pass your comments on to me.

Road repairs - Dolphin Lane

A big one this - and long overdue. Cllr Stacey and I have been pushing on a number of roads in this part of the ward and Dolphin Lane has been in particular need of work. It is about to start, which is a good bit of news for residents.

The work is scheduled to start during the week of the 21-25 April 2014. It is expected to take up to fifteen days and the crews will be working on site on weekdays between 9:30am and 4pm.

Amey will put signs on the road to confirm the precise start date.

As vehicles can't drive over hot tarmac, the section of the road affected will be closed to all traffic while surfacing is being carried out.

If you require access for medical/personal reasons, you can contact Amey on 0121 303 6644 (option 2), to discuss how access can be arranged. Pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access for emergency vehicles. That number can also be used for any other questions that you might have. 

During working hours, it will not be possible to park on the road. Cars left will have to be removed and this may incur a cost to the registered keeper. There are also likely to be speed and width restrictions while the work is carried out, as well as road closures. 

Sorry for the inconvenience, but this work needs to be done and is usually completed well within the time allocated.