Res­i­dents drive multi-storey plan

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A NEW multi-storey car park could be built in Ger­rards Cross, if a pro­posal put for­ward by the coun­cil is ac­cepted.

South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil (SBDC) is set to sub­mit plans to build a new car park at the ex­ist­ing Sta­tion Road car park site.

A ca­pac­ity study was car­ried out in 2015 which iden­ti­fied a need for in­creased car park­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Ger­rards Cross and the coun­cil now wishes to en­gage with the res­i­dents and lo­cal busi­nesses on the pro­posed plans.

Bal­four Beatty pro­duced a de­sign which was ex­hib­ited at Ger­rards Cross Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Mon­day.

The re­vised plans, to be sub­mit­ted at the be- gin­ning of Novem­ber, pro­pose to ex­tend the car park to four and a half floors – an ad­di­tional 328 park­ing spa­ces – with a lift, three fast elec­tric car charg­ing points, se­cure points for mo­tor­bikes, bi­cy­cle racks, dis­abled spa­ces and trol­ley bays.

SBDC coun­cil­lor Trevor Egle­ton, port­fo­lio holder for re­sources, said: “We’ve long been told that re­liev­ing on­street park­ing is a pri­or­ity for those liv­ing and work­ing in Ger­rards Cross and res­i­dents and lo­cal busi­nesses have been the main driver for the project.

Sub­ject to per­mis­sion be­ing granted it is an­tic­i­pated that build­ing works will com­mence in Spring 2017.

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