CALAT Coulsdon proposed parking changes
13/10/2014 18:38:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
On 20th October, Croydon Council's traffic management committee will meet to discuss (among other items) the proposed new parking arrangements for the CALAT on Malcolm Road in Coulsdon.
Regular readers of our blog will know that the six Coulsdon Councillors have taken a keen interest in parking, so it's good to see more being done to alleviate pressure in the town centre.
The proposal is to introduce short-term Pay and Display Parking on Saturday's at the Centre.
As you'll be aware, in July this year planning consent was granted to re-develop the Lion Green Road car park in Coulsdon to provide a mixed development comprising a food store with flats above. The new store will include a privately operated short-term pay and display car park and is due to open in late 2015/early 2016.
The Lion Green Road car park has a total of 227 spaces and allows both long-stay and short-stay parking from Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 6pm. The Council expects that any short-term parking displaced by the closure of the car park during the week can be provided for by free short-term parking places in the area, such as on Brighton Road. But on Saturdays, when the town will be considerably busier, additional parking spaces need to be found.
At the moment, the CALAT Centre is provided just for users of the centre and is open all day Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays during term-time, and from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday outside of term-time. The car park provides a total of 28 spaces, incuding four disabled bays.
The Council is proposing to introduce short-term Pay and Display Parking into the CALAT Centre car park on Saturday's, when it is not utilised as much by attendees of the centre. The Pay and Display will operate from 7am to 6pm and allow a two-hour maximum stay with charges identical to those that applied to the Lion Green Road car park (Up to 1 hour will remain 50p and 1-2 hours will stay at £1.00).
For more information, please visit the Council's website. The public consultation will open on the scheme in the coming weeks and I'll post more information about it on this website.