Consultation launches as Wirral Council seeks feedback for £3m Birkenhead high street upgrade
Wirral Council is seeking feedback on how to improve Grange Road, Charing Cross junction, and Grange Road West.
The council is hoping to make the Birkenhead town centre roads more pedestrian-friendly and visually pleasing.
The proposals include trialling a low-traffic neighbourhood scheme on part of Grange Road West. This would see the addition of coloured surfacing and planters to show the boundary between the pedestrian area and traffic. Vehicular traffic would only be permitted in the westbound direction.
Other ideas include replacing paving materials on Grange Road, upgrading street furniture, and planting new trees.
The Charing Cross junction would see its pedestrian crossings replaced with wide and straight versions.
Cllr Tony Jones, chair of the council’s economy, regeneration, and housing committee said: “The Grange Road and Charing Cross area is a particularly busy part of Birkenhead town centre and these improvements aim to provide a more attractive place for people to shop, live, visit or work and will support the regeneration of Birkenhead town centre.”
Jones added: “Birkenhead town centre is at the heart of our regeneration plans and it is vital that people are able to tell us their views on these proposals and help us deliver for the residents, businesses and visitors.”
Money for the £3m project comes from Wirral’s successful bid to the Future High Streets Fund. Planit-IE and Mott Macdonald are assisting the council on the project.
The consultation concludes at 5pm on 22 January. You can access the consultation website at haveyoursay.wirral.gov.uk/charing-cross-and-grange-road-active-travel-scheme.