Hall Grounds Car Park- Loftus

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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has developed a series of exciting new proposals to regenerate and improve Loftus. The vision for the next year is to transform Loftus into a sustainable, contemporary market town that provides amenities, attractions and a focus for its passionate community and a well-connected base for visitors.

A key component of the Loftus regeneration master plan is to increase car parking provision in Loftus this is to be funded by the Future High Street Fund grant awarded to Loftus, along with council funding administered by the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The public consultation previously carried out told us;

  1. 66% respondents said lack of car parking one of the biggest issues affecting Loftus
  2. From the 9 Masterplan proposals presented, respondents ranked “additional car parking spaces close to the high street” as the second most important priority behind uplifting the visuals appearance of the High Street

The purpose of this proposal is to provide a parking facility to serve local businesses and visitors; being a short, 2-minute walk from the high street.

The following is set to happen on the current Loftus Library site:

  • Loftus Library is set to be demolished this Autumn/ Winter 2023 with the library service moving beforehand to Duncan Place in Loftus.
  • It is planned that the site will to be used for much-needed parking bays in the town centre, as approved in the Loftus regeneration master plan.
  • The proposed car park will be a two-level car park utilising the current retaining walls on the site.
  • The car park will help provide some much-needed parking for Loftus and will provide provide 30 car park bays including 4 disabled bays.
  • A small section of the car park will be landscaped with a foldable bench area. The upper section of the car park will have an area for motorcycle and bicycles to park.

We now seek your views on the proposals before the planning application for the new car park is submitted to local planning authority.

The consultation will end Friday the 19th May 2023.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has developed a series of exciting new proposals to regenerate and improve Loftus. The vision for the next year is to transform Loftus into a sustainable, contemporary market town that provides amenities, attractions and a focus for its passionate community and a well-connected base for visitors.

A key component of the Loftus regeneration master plan is to increase car parking provision in Loftus this is to be funded by the Future High Street Fund grant awarded to Loftus, along with council funding administered by the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The public consultation previously carried out told us;

  1. 66% respondents said lack of car parking one of the biggest issues affecting Loftus
  2. From the 9 Masterplan proposals presented, respondents ranked “additional car parking spaces close to the high street” as the second most important priority behind uplifting the visuals appearance of the High Street

The purpose of this proposal is to provide a parking facility to serve local businesses and visitors; being a short, 2-minute walk from the high street.

The following is set to happen on the current Loftus Library site:

  • Loftus Library is set to be demolished this Autumn/ Winter 2023 with the library service moving beforehand to Duncan Place in Loftus.
  • It is planned that the site will to be used for much-needed parking bays in the town centre, as approved in the Loftus regeneration master plan.
  • The proposed car park will be a two-level car park utilising the current retaining walls on the site.
  • The car park will help provide some much-needed parking for Loftus and will provide provide 30 car park bays including 4 disabled bays.
  • A small section of the car park will be landscaped with a foldable bench area. The upper section of the car park will have an area for motorcycle and bicycles to park.

We now seek your views on the proposals before the planning application for the new car park is submitted to local planning authority.

The consultation will end Friday the 19th May 2023.

Page last updated: 22 May 2023, 10:11 AM