Anger over plan for elderly care home on carpark

Chesil Street carpark

Chesil Street carpark

First published in News

OPPOSITION is growing to plans to build housing for the elderly on a Winchester car park.

The city council is considering plans to develop the Chesil Street open air car park.

Civic chiefs are proposing an Extra Care home for some 50 residents to meet the need of an ageing population.

Displaced motorists can park in the multi-storey car park only 100 yards away.

But people living on Chesil Street say the car park is important for residents and local businesses such as the Black Boy pub on Wharf Hill.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It is the wrong place for such a home. It is the most popular car park in the city and people won’t come to Winchester if they can’t park there.

“We don’t mind housing, after all there were houses there before it was a car park.

But some parking should be retained.”

A report back meeting will be held in the Guildhall on Tuesday, March 18.

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6:54am Sun 16 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Time marches on - remember that scene with the railway lines and gardens - the coal yard -it was don't close our railways - they did and the end result? Car park, now we have do not build on our car park. Old age - not if it gets in the way of my motor.
Time marches on - remember that scene with the railway lines and gardens - the coal yard -it was don't close our railways - they did and the end result? Car park, now we have do not build on our car park. Old age - not if it gets in the way of my motor. skeptik
  • Score: -5

10:01am Sun 16 Mar 14

SwedeSaint says...

Convert the ex council offices in Chesil street that have remained empty since the staff moved out 4 years ago......
Convert the ex council offices in Chesil street that have remained empty since the staff moved out 4 years ago...... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 5

10:25am Sun 16 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

The survey carried out to monitor use of this car park was flawed. Take a look any day of the week and you will see it is full. Where will visitors park if this car park ceases to exist ? Well, along Wharf Hill and College Walk for a start. Hardly any parking enforcement so at night vehicles park on double yellow lines because the car park is full. Use the old council offices, still empty after several years or is that too sensible a suggestion? This looks to me like a done deal and reeks of corruption.
The survey carried out to monitor use of this car park was flawed. Take a look any day of the week and you will see it is full. Where will visitors park if this car park ceases to exist ? Well, along Wharf Hill and College Walk for a start. Hardly any parking enforcement so at night vehicles park on double yellow lines because the car park is full. Use the old council offices, still empty after several years or is that too sensible a suggestion? This looks to me like a done deal and reeks of corruption. miltonarcher
  • Score: 4

11:59am Sun 16 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

The survey carried out to monitor use of this car park was flawed. Take a look any day of the week and you will see it is full. Where will visitors park if this car park ceases to exist ? Well, along Wharf Hill and College Walk for a start. Hardly any parking enforcement so at night vehicles park on double yellow lines because the car park is full. Use the old council offices, still empty after several years or is that too sensible a suggestion? This looks to me like a done deal.
The survey carried out to monitor use of this car park was flawed. Take a look any day of the week and you will see it is full. Where will visitors park if this car park ceases to exist ? Well, along Wharf Hill and College Walk for a start. Hardly any parking enforcement so at night vehicles park on double yellow lines because the car park is full. Use the old council offices, still empty after several years or is that too sensible a suggestion? This looks to me like a done deal. miltonarcher
  • Score: 3

6:39am Mon 17 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Get on and build the home, too much faffing around in this country.
Get on and build the home, too much faffing around in this country. skeptik
  • Score: -1

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