Residents and businesses are being asked for their comments on alterations to a Bath city centre car park. It will increase number of bays and help offset the demolition of Avon Street Car Park.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is proposing to extend the south-east corner of Charlotte Street Car Park, on the site of the existing Parkside Children’s Centre, which is relocating, to provide around 100 additional short-stay surface car parking spaces.
This is ahead of work to demolish Avon Street Car Park as part of the council’s flagship regeneration project at Bath Quays North, which will create new office space, homes, jobs and includes a smaller 320 space modern basement car park.
As part of the Council’s plan the Children’s Services teams from Parkside Children’s Centre and 117 Newbridge Hill are moving into nearby 12 Charlotte Street to create a new facility. The two teams provide social care support to families and some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Councillor Paul Myers, Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “This is about meeting a series of priorities where we are able to improve children’s services by bringing our teams together into better accommodation while at the same time supporting our plans to create high-quality employment opportunities through the Bath Quays regeneration scheme and balance the reduction of parking spaces at Avon Street.”
As part of the council’s wider transport and parking strategies the expansion will maintain an adequate number of parking spaces to support short term visitors to the city, which has a positive impact for local shops and traders.
Before the council submits a planning application for the scheme it is seeking people’s comments and is holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 10 October 2018 to view the proposals and meet with members of the project team. The sessions are from 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm in the Bath One Stop Shop Café, 3-4 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JQ.
Alternatively people can view the proposals and submit feedback from 10 – 17 October via the project webpage at www.bathnes.gov.uk/charlottestcarpark