Waterloo car park update – Ground survey will get underway soon
Release date: 8 January 2019
Cotswold District Council has advised that a ground survey will be taking place at the Waterloo car park in the near future. The work, which will take about two weeks to complete, will involve the boring of holes to assess the site’s load bearing capacity in advance of the Council submitting proposals to build a multi-storey car park. A small number of car parking spaces will be unavailable during the survey work. When specific dates are known for the work, the information will be published on the CDC website home page.
Cllr Mark Harris, Chair of the Cirencester Parking Board explains,
“We need to carry out a ground survey to ensure it can take the foundations and the load of a multi-storey car-park. Some of the equipment for this job is quite large, but we will keep disruption to a minimum and put up signs informing the public about what is going on.”
Cllr Mark MacKenzie-Charrington, the Cabinet Member responsible for parking in Cirencester, adds,
“We have already commissioned an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Opinion for the proposed new car park. This will enable independent scrutiny of the project’s impact, as well as providing useful advice about mitigating any potential environmental issues such as flooding, contaminates and ambient noise levels. The results of the ground survey will add to all the information available to us for consideration before we submit a planning application.”
For more information about the Cirencester Parking Project see www.cotswold.gov.uk/parkingproject