A Halesowen councillor will recommend that security bollards
and security fencing
be part of an intended new car park development after some criticism of the proposal.
Ken Turner, councillor for Hayley Green and Cradley South, decided to suggest the car park, at Huntingtree Park in Hasbury, Halesowen, after being informed by residents about a lack of parking spaces in the area, the Halesowen News reports.
However, some residents have complained that it will create an anti-social behaviour hotspot and cause traffic problems. Dudley Council has received over 40 complaints, despite a petition in favour of the project signed by 326 people.
Those in support of the petition say the site will ease current parking problems, making trips to see their GPs much easier, for example.
In response to the complaints Mr Turner said a number of modifications would be recommended, including security bollards
, "attractive fencing" and a grass surface.
"I will be asking for members to agree to a site visit and I will request a number of conditions to ensure it is aesthetically pleasing if it is approved," he told the newspaper.
Earlier this month, residents in the Moortown area of Leeds welcomed the installation of security fencing
in light of anti-social behaviour.