Works to ease parking problems in a local community have been given the go ahead.
Wrexham Council contractors are due to commence on the project at Cheshire View in Brymbo which should result in additional parking provision.
As part of the project the existing parking area between 106 and 108 Cheshire View will be extended to create a service road to the rear of properties at Cheshire View near to Offa’s Dyke.
Starting later this month, is it expected that the works will last approximately six weeks.
Councillor Paul Rogers made parking a key manifesto pledge as part of last year’s election campaign and has worked with Wrexham Council housing officers to explore options for additional off street parking provision in the area.
Commenting on the works Cllr Rogers said: “I am pleased that these works are due to commence this month.
“We are limited in being able to create off street parking in parts of the community due to the levels between the houses and the roads however we have explored the options available at this location with this scheme being supported by the majority of nearby residents.
“There inevitably will be some disruption however I will obviously be keeping a close eye on progress over the coming weeks.:
The works are being funded by the Council’s Housing Environmental Improvement Scheme budget and are being overseen by a professional archaeologist due to the proximity of the site to Offa’s Dyke and the location where the “Brymbo Man” was found. Earth excavated from the site will be reused to repair damaged sections of the Dyke.
Cllr Rogers added: “Whilst I understand there has been some frustration about the delays to this project, due to the proximity of Offa’s Dyke the council have had to work with the Welsh Historic Environment body CADW to gain their approval for the works.”