Coun­cil in £65k bid to aid town park­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

SOUTH Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil (SBDC) is to in­vest £65,000 in solv­ing the park­ing prob­lems in Ger­rards Cross.

But it will not sub­mit any plans to ex­tend Sta­tion Road car park just yet, de­spite ad­mit­ting the need to do so.

Mike Law­son, chair­man of the high­ways committee at the town coun­cil, wel­comed the money but stressed the ‘des­per­ate’ sit­u­a­tion in the town and urged the coun­cil to do it quickly.

He said: “That sounds not a bad plan, but how long is it go­ing to take? It needs to be done quickly be­cause the park­ing sit­u­a­tion is des­per­ate. I of­ten get peo­ple com­ing up to me say­ing I can’t park.”

At a cabinet meet­ing held on Wed­nes­day April 20, coun­cil­lors dis­cussed the need to ad­dress the ongoing prob­lem.

The pol­icy advisory group had pre­vi­ously recog­nised the need to in­crease the ca­pac­ity from the cur­rent 122 spa­ces to keep up with de­mand.

A spokesper­son for South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil said: “It has be­come in­creas­ingly ev­i­dent that Ger­rards Cross is in need of more off-street park­ing.

“We have agreed to de­fer mak­ing a de­ci­sion on the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion now and in­vest £65,000 to look thor­oughly into the best pos­si­ble so­lu­tions.”

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