When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Public invited to comment on radical rethink for Winchester parking
11:50am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
WINCHESTER civic chiefs are consulting the public on a potentially radical overhaul of parking.
Residents, organisations and businesses are being asked for their views on a new district parking strategy.
For 20 years civic policy has been to limit cars in the city centre.
That policy looks to be under threat with an idea to double the size of the River Park car park to 300 cars as part of the suggested rebuilding of the leisure centre.
Steve Tilbury, corporate director, said the council was looking at where car parks were sited and where they were needed.
The future of the Cattle Market and Gladstone Street car parks is being reviewed as part of a revamp of the railway station area.
Mr Tilbury said earlier this month: “We want parking that serves the appropriate use in the right places.
The Cattle Market is not much used by shoppers, but quite well by people who work at Denplan. We feel it is not punching its weight.”
The council wants to hear a wide range of opinions before reaching its decision on a strategy at the end of the year.
Comments are closed on this article.