I hear the fight to prevent the demolition of the Parkside Children’s Centre – to make way for extra parking at the Charlotte Street car park – has hit a bit of a ‘brick wall.’
While people are suggesting it would make an ideal community space – it’s not an idea that goes down well with B&NES planners.
Here’s an official reply received by one of several people and organisations who don’t like the idea.
“Further to my colleagues responses to you below, we can further explain that at this time the council is not currently considering alternatives to the current planning application at Charlotte Street Car Park.
The site is part of the Council’s wider strategy to maintain an adequate number of parking spaces to support short term visitors to the city and preserve a positive impact for local shops and traders ahead of the demolition of Avon Street Car Park as part of the Council’s regeneration project at Bath Quays North.”
Meanwhile, it’s my understanding that the Bath Elim Church has written to the council adding its support to the centre being used for the community – instead of making room for more cars – and are looking for other interested parties who might want to join them in opposing the scheme.