Saturday, 15 March 2008


ASDA Queslett Road have been granted planning permission to erect a new 2035 square metre mezzanine floor car park. This will be placed above approximately half their current car park and will add over a 100 new car parking spaces.
There were certainly mixed feelings when it came to this planning application. While clearly new car spaces are needed, there will be a increase in traffic in the area as a result.
However to help ease this problem a new traffic light system will be introduced to the Queslett Road entrance. Other benefits will be that trolleys will, due to the introduction of a new barrier scheme, not be able to leave the ASDA grounds. Bus users will also still be able to access the site from the near by bus stops, there will be arrangements for cycle storage and the upper floor car park will be locked at night. The new car park will be smaller than the one previously requested and thus less visible to local residents.

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