Park and ride in the spotlight

CONSULTATION on plans for a park and ride facility next to Dore and Totley railway station in Sheffield started this week.

A 139-space car park is earmarked for the site of a former garden centre with a new entrance for vehicles to the car park and station and a new pedestrian crossing on Abbeydale Road. New landscaping is proposed.

It’s an attempt to address long-standing complaints about surrounding roads being congested with parked cars.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is seeking the public’s views before drawing up the plans, which are to be submitted to the council in March.

With council approval work on site could begin in the summer, subject to funding being obtained.

The project team will be at Abbeydale Sports Club in Abbeydale Road next Thursday between 2pm and 7.30pm.

Leaflets with feedback forms are available from Dore and Totley Library, the Post Office in Dore Village, Dore Medical Centre, Dore Methodist Church, Dore Parish Church and other outlets.

The closing date for responses is February 7.