4 Canterbury automobile parks earmarked for housing put up on the market by council

4 metropolis centre automobile parks have been put up on the market by the council – and are primed to develop into housing.

The websites in Canterbury embody the previous momentary automobile park in Station Highway West, together with Rosemary Lane automobile park, St John’s Lane enterprise consumer automobile park and a small a part of Longport automobile park fronting Ivy Lane.

The previous momentary automobile park in Station Highway West, which sits behind The Items Shed. Image: Google/Canterbury Metropolis Council

The cash-strapped metropolis council says promoting the websites will assist it “enhance [its] monetary place whereas making certain funding and financial alternative within the district”.

All 4 parcels of land are earmarked for housing within the authority’s present Native Plan, and between them might present area for about 55 new properties.

The big Rosemary Lane automobile park has been shut since 2020.

In the meantime, enterprise consumer areas in St John’s Lane might be reallocated in different metropolis centre automobile parks.

Rosemary Lane car park has been closed since 2020, and is among those now on sale
Rosemary Lane automobile park has been closed since 2020, and is amongst these now on sale

Approval to eliminate the 4 websites has already been granted by councillors at earlier committee conferences.

The Native Plan units out the planning constraints for every website that any future planning software must contemplate.

At Ivy Lane, a set of improvement ideas that have been established in March 2012 are nonetheless thought of related, which embody respecting and re-establishing the prevailing constructing line and being a car-free improvement as a result of availability of public automobile parking.

Lead councillor for property Cllr Barbara Flack mentioned: “Promoting property akin to land and property that aren’t contributing to our economic system or different priorities, after which reinvesting the cash this generates with a concentrate on redevelopment and regeneration, is a key precedence for us in our Company Plan.

“The disposal of those 4 automobile parks, which is in keeping with our present parking technique, will enable us to enhance our monetary place whereas making certain funding and financial alternative within the district.

“We anticipate there to be a variety of curiosity and sit up for evaluating the provides we obtain in the end.”

“Specifically, it would present land for much-needed new properties in prime metropolis centre places.

“We anticipate there to be a variety of curiosity and sit up for evaluating the provides we obtain in the end.”

All 4 websites are being marketed on the council’s behalf by RPC Land and New Houses.

These excited about shopping for the land can put ahead provides on a conditional foundation – topic to planning permission – or an unconditional foundation – topic to contract – and bids can cowl particular person websites or a number of.

These ought to electronic mail the agent Graeme Dowd at [email protected]