PLANS for a £1.5million facelift of 10 shopping parades have been announced by Ealing Council.
Street furniture improvements, new street signs, resurfaced pavements, safer access for pedestrians and improved cycling and parking facilities are among the features planned.
The parades' upgrade programme will deliver significant improvements in the following shopping areas: Greenford Avenue; Horn Lane; The Avenue; Ruislip Road; Oldfields Circus; The Vale (near Acton Park); Beaconsfield Road; Queens Parade; The Vale (Hammersmith and Fulham borough boundary) and Lady Margaret Road.
Councillor David Millican, cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said: "This programme gives a much-needed facelift to 10 shopping parades and shows the council is committed to regenerating the borough.
"If a parade is tired-looking, it can have a negative impact on shoppers and affect the businesses that operate there. I'm sure these improvements will revitalise the parades and make them more user-friendly for both residents and business owners."
The proposed investment forms part of the council's budget plans for next year and will need to be discussed at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday, March 9.
If approved, consultation will take place with local residents and work could start in October and be completed by March 2011.
All cabinet decisions are subject to call-in for a period of five working days from the date of publication of the minutes of the meeting.