Update on Lion Green Road
02/07/2015 13:27:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
Lion Green Road Car Park will close on Sunday 19 July 2015 with works starting on site on Monday 20 July 2015. The car park will be closed until late 2016.
As you are aware, the redevelopment of the site is being brought forward by CCURV, a joint venture between the Council and John Laing, and will provide a new food store for Waitrose, a community space, storage for the First Coulsdon Scouts, replacement car parking and associated landscaping. 190 short stay car parking spaces will be provided within the new development at Lion Green Road. Parking will be free and for a maximum of 2 hours.
Early work on site will include site clearance and archaeological investigations. The main development will commence in September 2015 with completion in autumn 2016.
The Council is starting to roll out communications to permit holders and local businesses in the next few days containing guidance on alternative parking. During the redevelopment, they are recommending to people seeking short stay car parking to use the on-street parking bays in Coulsdon town centre or the free 90 minute parking at Aldi. For long stay parking, free, on-street parking is available outside of the Coulsdon town centre Controlled Parking Zone (https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/coulsdonzone.pdf<https://mail.croydon.gov.uk/OWA/redir.aspx?C=5c5b9a190bf4435dbdbbd7dac88404f5&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.croydon.gov.uk%2fsites%2fdefault%2ffiles%2farticles%2fdownloads%2fcoulsdonzone.pdf>) or paid parking at Coulsdon South Station. Small businesses and other stakeholders who wish to park within the Controlled Parking Zone may acquire a permit to park in this area; details can be found at https://www.croydon.gov.uk/transportandstreets/parking/parking-permits/permits
In addition, the Council is exploring the opportunity to utilise the existing CALAT car park accessed via Chipstead Valley Road for medium stay parking. This is subject to a statutory legal process to introduce an off-street car park and planning approval; objections to the proposal will be considered at Traffic Management Advisory Committee on 7 July 2015 (report available to download at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=6&cmte=TMA&grpid=public&arc=1 ).
Should approvals be forthcoming, it is anticipated that the car park would be open to the public in early 2016.