Chipping Campden parking improvements

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Chipping Campden parking improvements

Work to enlarge two existing parking lay-bys at Back Ends, Chipping Campden has finished ahead of schedule.

And Gloucestershire Highways have also been able to work on the scheme without disrupting local traffic.

The two existing lay-bys are being enlarged to cater for coaches and longer stay car parking, such as walkers on the Cotswold Way. This will free up a larger number of spaces in the town centre for short stay parking and shoppers.

Gloucestershire Highways Project Manager, Nigel Overal said: "One of the lay-bys is near the local school and in order to cause as little disruption as possible to the school, we gave ourselves a tight timetable to do most of the work during the summer holidays. Our contractor Envex has worked hard to finish ahead of schedule by including some weekend work.

"We were able to do this work without having temporary traffic lights, causing hardly any disruption to residents and drivers in Back Ends."

Local County Councillor, Julie Girling said: "We want to encourage more visitors and passing trade in Chipping Campden, helping local businesses to flourish in the town. The extended lay-bys will allow walkers and coaches to park for longer, giving short stay shoppers more space to park and shop. This is a great scheme, completed with little disruption and ahead of schedule."

Coaches will be directed to the northern lay where by using appropriate signing while the southern lay by will be exclusively for cars.

Posted : 24/09/2006 00:45:50

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