- Meeting of Services Overview Committee, Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6.30 pm (Item 121.)
The Committee is asked to consider and comment on the attached Cabinet report.
The Committee received a report which provided Members with recommendations to support car parking provision during the construction of the Chiltern Lifestyle Centre (CLC). The purpose of the report was to ensure that parking supply continued to meet demand during the construction stages of the new CLC and that any loss of space did not have a detrimental impact on the Town or the opening of the new centre.
Members were advised of the proposed strategy as detailed in the report which include amending the Off Street Parking Places Order (OSPPO) and involved enabling King George V House (KGVH) car park to be available to the public on a short stay basis with disabled bays also being made available.
The Parking Manager reported that the recommendations noted in the report would allow the Council to react quickly to areas of pressure as and when they were identified and advised there were surplus car park spaces in the Amersham Multi-Storey car park. The report had been considered by the Environment PAG who supported the recommendations.
The Committee noted that communications would be key to ensure people knew where to find parking when they arrived at the former site of the library car park. Temporary signage was in place with further signage due to be installed shortly. As hoardings were put up around the site there would also be clear directions on the hoardings so that people knew where to find parking. Tenantsâ€™, staff, and key stakeholders had been kept informed and messages had been shared through social media.
The use of KGVH car park would be closely monitored and there was an option of requesting some members of staff use the multi-storey car park should there be heavy demand during the construction period.
RESOLVED to recommend that Cabinet