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  • Tuesday 19th

    June 2018

  • From 06:00 PM

    To 07:30 PM

  • Newbold Terrace

    Leamington Spa,

  • Ticket price

    Free

Covent Garden Car Park: Open Public Meeting

Details

Date:
June 19, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organiser

Chamber Secretary
Phone:
01295 750459
Email:
secretary@leamingtonchamber.org.uk

Venue

The Studio, Royal Spa Centre
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN
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An open public meeting about the Covent Garden car park development

6pm, Tuesday 19th June at The Studio, Royal Spa Centre, CV32 4HN

To enable greater engagement, BID Leamington and the Royal Leamington Spa Chamber of Trade are jointly hosting a meeting for the town’s businesses, their employees, customers and local residents to learn more about this development.

Have your questions answered by key local authority representatives.
The open meeting will include a Q&A session with a panel from Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council including:

  • Bill Hunt – WDC Dept Chief Executive
  • Rob Hoof – WDC Head of Neighbourhood Services
  • Duncan Elliott – WDC Relocation Project Manager
  • Warwickshire County Council Officer

Some key facts

  • In January 2019, Warwick District Council (WDC) proposes to close the Covent Garden Car Park (CGCP) for up to two years to redevelop the site with a mixed-use scheme. This will incorporate residential, new office space for Warwick District Council and a new multi-storey car park.
  • CGCP is the town’s biggest and most used car park. It offers 31% of the town’s off-street spaces and serves on average 25,000 vehicles per month. However, it has significant structural failings and requires investment to enable its continued long-term use.
  • WDC will combine the renewal of the car park with the mixed-use scheme, though the new car park will be funded separately. In this way, the renewal of CGCP is now encompassed within the development of new WDC offices, housing and their existing premises at Riverside House.
  • Local businesses are worried that a shortage of parking spaces, within an acceptable distance, during the 2 year development will deter shoppers and significantly diminish footfall particularly in the north of the town centre.
  • The scheme will also impact on people who work in the town, who need cost effective parking in accessible locations, and local residents who are concerned that on-street parking is already limited.
  • Other items for discussion include the financial viability of the scheme, the housing mix and the management of wider highways congestion that already limits access to the town.

Join us to find our if this development will affect you or your business! Please help us to plan for your arrival by confirming your attendance. RSVP on 01926 470 634 or email.

The event is free to attend. However, so we can plan for the number of attendees, please call or email the Chamber Secretary, Jonathan Meredith to secure your place.

Similarly, if you have a question you would like put to the panel, please email this to Jonathan.