Diggers move into create town centre coach park

The Chapel Street car park in Berwick has been closed and diggers have started work on the creation of a coach park.

Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 15:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 15:57 pm
Chapel Street coach park in Berwick.

Work started before Christmas on the neighbouring former Swans Yard but the main construction phase was delayed until after the festive period.

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The four-bay coach park, being developed by Northumberland County Council, is expected to be operational by March and it is hoped will provide a tourism boost.

However, it has proved controversial with concerns raised about the loss of parking spaces and criticism from local residents that the site and access roads are not suitable for coaches.