Derbyshire County Council to spend up to Â£25k on building new steps in Chesterfield
Derbyshire County Council is to spend up to Â£25,000 on building new steps to link two retail parks in Chesterfield, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
The steps will eventually connect Ravenside Retail Park with the Lordsmill Retail Park.
Building work had been due to start this spring - but the council says the project is delayed because of land ownership issues.
A council spokesman said: "We're still intending to build the steps to link Lordsmill Retail Park with Ravenside Retail Park and the funding is set aside.
"Unfortunately issues with land ownership have delayed this project and until we resolve these we cannot give a date when work will start.
"Once we've sorted out the land issues then the job should only take a couple of weeks."
The budget for this job is £25,000, the spokesman added.
Currently, some people gain access to the retail parks by going up and down a steep, dangerous embankment.
However, fencing has been put up to try and stop members of the public from doing this.
Last year, the council opened a new walking and cycling path inbetween the two retail parks.
The council - which says it faces its toughest cuts in history - needs to make savings of up to £80million by 2021-22.
It has already made more than £200m of cuts.