Solutions to parking at Cour du Parc 'not cost effective'

CAR stacking and basement spaces were investigated to create more car parking at Cour du Parc, but none of the ideas were cost-effective, Guernsey Housing Association chief executive Steve Williams has said.

CAR stacking and basement spaces were investigated to create more car parking at Cour du Parc, but none of the ideas were cost-effective, Guernsey Housing Association chief executive Steve Williams has said.

The association’s plans to revamp the St Peter Port tower block have been criticised after it was revealed that the planned 50 flats would share just five parking spaces – and these would be reserved for visitors and disabled residents.

‘We know this is an issue and there is no hiding from it,’ saide Mr Williams, pictured.

‘We looked at half a dozen ideas, but the expense was very, very high and they were not value for money.’

Comments for: "Solutions to parking at Cour du Parc 'not cost effective'"

J

That's ok, there's plenty of parking around there and it's no problem finding a space at the moment.

Oh, wait..

Sarnia expat

what about this radical solution. Allow only those people WITHOUT cars to take advantage of the new flats. I know what I would rather have, a home, not a car.

Martino

I like what you're saying Sarnia expat but why bother with a restriction? I think the Housing Department (where are you Dave Jones?) should announce from the outset that there will be NO CAR PARKING available with these flats and make the limited space outside available only for residents' scooters, motorbikes and a decent size sheltered and secure bike shed.

Dave Jones

Martino

I repeat what I have said before, the vast majority of the previous tenants (44 flats) had cars or access to a car they parked them in the area wherever they could find a space, although the plan includes 8 extra flats we don’t envisage the problem will be any worse than it’s always been. The provision on the site for bikes and scooters has already been announced by the GHA.

I also think it is likely that as the building will not house families only single people and couples the number who own cars is likely to be less.

Martino

Fair enough Dave and I am sure the parking situation will sort itself despite what the Jonahs are saying. All in all I think it is a very good scheme. I just don't accept the concept of preferred residential parking in public parking spaces. If you do not own or rent a place with a parking space or spaces then you must just live with it IMO.

Spartacus

Martino

Agreed.

rosie

Martino.

I agree with what you are saying. It is good to see that for once, the main provision is for cycles and not cars. Maybe it will result in more people getting involved with lobbying for better bike (& bus) provision everywhere.

If they do intend to keep 5 car parking spaces, maybe it should be for a car-club so that those who want / need to use a car occasionally can have access to one.

Martino

Cheers Spartacus and Rosie. It's time we all stopped looking at free preferential car parking as some sort of God given right.

Island Wide Voting

Why am I surrounded by bloody idiots ? :-))

Martino

Are we 'driving' you round the bend IWV ?

Guern abroad

Like #2 idea but I thought a fair whack of these flats was going to be essential workers, you can bet they will have a car.

As these are town centre flats it is not unreasonable to think that the occupiers should be car less.

Cheaper to be without a car and use public transport and the occasional taxi. I know people who use these modes for their transport and I expect pocket the cash of not running a car.