Disused site to be used for parking
Extra parking is to be made available in Berwick town centre to help ease anticipated problems over the summer months.
It is understood that land next to Greaves West and Ayre (GWA), on Walkergate, is to be made available for staff and visitors.
The move aims to free up space in neighbouring car parks such as Coxon’s Lane and The Parade.
The site had previously been earmarked for council offices.
Coun Catherine Seymour, member for Berwick North, said: “Since being elected, residents have asked me about this Arch building site land next to GWA that is an eyesore.
“It is now my understanding that the current disused area enclosed by hoardings is going to be ‘tidied up’ and used temporarily as a private car park for users/visitors to the GWA buildings to help ease parking pressures on public car parks and improve the visual appearance of the area, pending proposals coming forward at some point in the future for its redevelopment.
“Although we have re-opened the car park at Hatters Lane, are in the process of re-opening Chapel Street and the Castlegate overflow car park is scheduled to be ready for use in the next couple of weeks, to alleviate the shortage of parking, we still need more spaces as reported in the commissioned car parking survey for the town. Therefore, this is good news to clean up this space and put this land to good use until its appropriate built development.”