St Martha Parish Council publishes illustration to allay Parking concerns at West Lodge

St Martha Parish Council publishes illustration to allay Parking concerns outside West Lodge

St Martha Parish Council has published this computer simulation of how the bollards it proposes to instal outside West Lodge would stop nuisance parking on the verge.

Computer simulation illustrating bollards on verge to stop nuisance parking

West Lodge – photo showing verge as it is now.

This is a design detail that is part of St Martha Parish Council’s plan to lease West Lodge for low level community and educational use;  this plan will keep West Lodge as part of the Gunpowder Mills site – the alternative is that it is sold off for redevelopment by GBC.

The planning application to allow this to happen also includes the proposal to establish private car parking spaces in the grounds behind West Lodge.  This plan is curently being considered by GBC.  These car parking spaces will be for private use by visitors to West Lodge, and controlled by the Parish Council.  With the building capable of accommodating around 8 adults at any one time, these spaces are considered ample to ensure there is no additional parking on the road.

The Parish Council is not responsible for parking on the Highway;  it is keen, however, to ensure that any proposal it makes associated with the Gunpowder Mills takes into account concerns over inconsiderate parking on the road outside.