October 14, 2009 9:25 PM

A Council proposed transport plan is out for consultation in the area.

The plan includes traffic management alterations to the Blue House roundabout, the junction of Church Road and Salters Road and along the High Street.

Priorities for the High Street area include improved traffic flow for public transport, safer crossings for pedestrians, and additional short-term parking to improve access to local shops and services.

Consultation events have been held across Gosforth and responses from residents will influence the development of the proposals which are due to be submitted to the

Department for Transport in a bid for funding.

Councillor Bill Shepherd, speaking about the High Street aspects, said: "More needs to be done to improve the environment of the High Street to encourage shopping and use of services there.

"It is important for residents to let the Council know what they think about the ideas."