I recently held a meeting with council officials regarding the poor state of the footway on Ellen’s Glen Road. This issue is one which has consistently been raised by residents for years. Despite submitting numerous bids to have an upgrade funded the council has always refused.
However, officers have now agreed to look into delivering a short term surface improvement to the current footway, which essentially delivers a smooth, stable surface across the whole path. This is good news.
Longer term, officers have agreed a more permanent solution is needed which delivers a wider, more fit-for-purpose footway. Discussion on long term options will continue to take place, though the need is recognised. Mindful of Local Development Plan proposals at Ellen’s Glen, the shape of any future plans for an ungraded footway will likely run concurrent with any development works resulting from the LDP process.
I will keep residents updated on this, though the provision of a smooth, stable surface in the short term is very good news indeed.