Cabinet backs proposal for 100 temporary parking spaces in Cirencester
Release date: 15 February 2019
Cabinet Members of Cotswold District Council have endorsed a proposal to provide a temporary decked car park within Cirencester town centre.
The Waterloo car park – which currently provides 233 parking spaces – will be out of commission from early next year if plans are approved to create a multi-storey car park at that site. Although the Council is progressing a scheme to create 150 spaces for displaced parking permit holders at Cirencester Rugby Club, there is still a significant shortfall. Subject to planning consent, CDC aims to close that gap by providing 100 extra parking spaces in the form of temporary decking at a car park within the town (venue to be confirmed) for about two years.
Commenting on the proposal, CDC Leader Cllr Tony Berry said, ,
“The creation of a multi-storey car park at the Waterloo site would take at least a year to complete so it’s vital that we ensure motorists would still have somewhere to park. While the proposed Rugby Club car park will offset demand for long-stay permit parking, the temporary decking solution would help meet the needs of short stay visitors.”
A further report, seeking full Council approval of funding for a temporary decking scheme, will be issued once the actual costs are confirmed.