Posted by: Laura Hammond
Thu 8th September 2022
Swanwick Parish Council has applied for permission to create a temporary car park to assist with ‘parking problems’ in the village.
The application, submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council, relates to land at 76 to 80 Derby Road, a site previously home to J.W. Andrews Builders Ltd.
The parish council bought the land, classed as a brownfield site, in August 2016 with the intention of building a community hub.
Planning application for the project was granted in 2017 but work on the site is yet to start. In the meantime, the parish council would like to use the site as a temporary car park.
A document attached to the planning application explains: “Whilst funds are being raised to enable the Village Hall/Community Centre Project to commence, Swanwick Parish Council are currently aware of vehicle parking problems along Derby Road fronting the land known as 76-80 Derby Road.
“Swanwick Parish Council are in ongoing discussions with Derbyshire Highways with the concerns of the lack of parking causing congestion and minor incidents that have occurred along this stretch of highway.
“The parish council have agreed to submit an application for a temporary car park on a small part of the undeveloped land to help alleviate this problem until the main project can commence construction.”
You can view the application in full by searching for reference AVA/2022/0783 here.
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