Temporary car park in Darlington granted permission to continue while spaces are reduced to build multi-storey and cinema development

Darlington and Stockton Times: Temporary car park in Darlington granted permission to continue while spaces are reduced to build multi-storey and cinema development Temporary car park in Darlington granted permission to continue while spaces are reduced to build multi-storey and cinema development

A TEMPORARY car park on the site of a former car showroom has been granted permission to continue until a new multi-storey car park for Darlington is in place.

The car park off the St Cuthbert’s Way ringroad – described by planning officials at Darlington Borough Council as ‘rather untidy but well used’ – had its temporary planning permission renewed for a third time, for 18 months.

The car park is a privately run pay and display facility on empty land vacated when a large car showroom was demolished several years ago.

A delegated report explaining the decision notes that use of the land as a car park is not part of the council’s long term parking strategy.

The report adds: “However car parking provision in the town is in a state of flux with the loss of spaces at the DfE site, the imminent loss of spaces on the cinema site and the not yet available spaces in the proposed multi-storey car park.

“It is anticipated that the new multi-storey car park will be available within 18 months, after which a more permanent solution at St Cuthbert’s Way would be more appropriate.”

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3:17pm Mon 31 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Build something sensible for a Change for the Kids like a Swimming Pool and/or Library where hopefully they can read something worthwhile and intelligent. People are sick of ugly boring cement costly Multi-Storey Car Parks failing that clean up and dredge flooded rivers.
Build something sensible for a Change for the Kids like a Swimming Pool and/or Library where hopefully they can read something worthwhile and intelligent. People are sick of ugly boring cement costly Multi-Storey Car Parks failing that clean up and dredge flooded rivers. cushybutterfield
  • Score: -17

3:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

miketually says...

cushybutterfield wrote:
Build something sensible for a Change for the Kids like a Swimming Pool and/or Library where hopefully they can read something worthwhile and intelligent. People are sick of ugly boring cement costly Multi-Storey Car Parks failing that clean up and dredge flooded rivers.
It would be a bit silly for the council to build a swimming pool just round the corner from their current swimming pool. Same for a library, at a time when library funding is being cut and there's already a library.

However, building a car park when there's a shortage of parking makes some sense.
[quote][p][bold]cushybutterfield[/bold] wrote: Build something sensible for a Change for the Kids like a Swimming Pool and/or Library where hopefully they can read something worthwhile and intelligent. People are sick of ugly boring cement costly Multi-Storey Car Parks failing that clean up and dredge flooded rivers.[/p][/quote]It would be a bit silly for the council to build a swimming pool just round the corner from their current swimming pool. Same for a library, at a time when library funding is being cut and there's already a library. However, building a car park when there's a shortage of parking makes some sense. miketually
  • Score: 16

3:42pm Mon 31 Mar 14

stevegg says...

I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers.
I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers. stevegg
  • Score: -7

4:45pm Mon 31 Mar 14

miketually says...

stevegg wrote:
I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers.
So?
[quote][p][bold]stevegg[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers.[/p][/quote]So? miketually
  • Score: 10

4:47pm Mon 31 Mar 14

bob.reckle says...

stevegg wrote:
I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers.
Good for them
[quote][p][bold]stevegg[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that this car park and land are ran/owned by travellers.[/p][/quote]Good for them bob.reckle
  • Score: 7

5:02pm Mon 31 Mar 14

darloboss says...

and half of darlington is owned and ran by travellers the other half is council
and half of darlington is owned and ran by travellers the other half is council darloboss
  • Score: 6

6:58pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Spy Boy says...

Who cares who owns the car park. It's a lot cheaper to use this one than any council parks. I use it a lot. Awfully nice of the council to allow it to stay open.

The council don't seem to have done their homework as regards all the work that is going to taking up the town centre for 2 years. The new car park should be going up now, before we lose all the others. They are bring people into town and reducing the already cramped parking p;aces. This is going to cause chaos and will sicken a lot of shoppers who will go elsewhere.
Who cares who owns the car park. It's a lot cheaper to use this one than any council parks. I use it a lot. Awfully nice of the council to allow it to stay open. The council don't seem to have done their homework as regards all the work that is going to taking up the town centre for 2 years. The new car park should be going up now, before we lose all the others. They are bring people into town and reducing the already cramped parking p;aces. This is going to cause chaos and will sicken a lot of shoppers who will go elsewhere. Spy Boy
  • Score: 3

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