Planned Lion Green Road parking spaces upped to 80, but falls short of demand
03/04/2017 21:45:00......Posted by Luke Clancy
I’ve just returned from a Coulsdon member briefing where the future of the Lion Green Road site was discussed again.
Brick-by-Brick, the Council’s arms-length in-house development company, delivered a presentation on this important site.
It is welcome that Brick-by-Brick intend to increase parking spaces a little from previous estimates but more provision should be made to serve the town centre's uses.
Whereas we had previously been told the Lion Green Site would deliver only around 50 car parking spaces, this has now been upped to 80. However, this still falls far short of the expectations of local residents and businesses. In our recent survey they expressed the view that 100 parking spaces is the absolute baseline that should be considered; 19% would like to see between 100 and 175 parking spaces, and the majority (56%) would like to see at least 200 spaces.
Any less and this would deal a serious blow to the viability of the town centre.
The development would also see around 105 flats built on the site (which themselves would share 55 separate parking spaces) in a 3-7 storey development organised in five ‘pavillions’.
Public consultations are due on the sites in late-April, with full planning applications submitted from Brick-by-Brick at the end of May.