A MULTI-STOREY car park in Warwick town centre is closing for good on safety grounds.
Following months of analysis and investigation work, Warwick District Council has made the decision to permanently close Linen Street car park from July 18.
In preparation for the closure, the council has put in place plans to reduce the impact of the loss of the car park and to minimise any disruption to residents, businesses and visitors.
The proposals include more extensive use of the less expensive ‘park and stride’ car parks on Hampton Road and St Mary’s Lands.
WDC’s neighbourhood services spokesman Coun Alan Rhead said: “This has been a very difficult decision, but the car park has been declared unsafe for motorists and their vehicles by our specialist consultants.”
“There are a number of car parks on the periphery of Warwick, which are currently underutilised and for many daily commuters into the town are undiscovered.
“We would therefore like to direct long-stay motorists to these sites which are about a ten-minute walk away. By using these they will make significant savings, and, also be doing their bit to help to reduce carbon emissions in the town centre hotspots.”
Council representatives will be at Warwick Market on Saturday (July 10) distributing information, car park maps and free parking vouchers. Further details are available on the WDC website.
Linen Street season ticket and permit holders have already been notified of the closure and offered alternative parking options.
Council officers will draw-up options for the future use of the site.