No answer in sight

IN and around Huntingdon every piece of space is being used for housing, without the extra facilities to go with the homes. Among the latest proposals list is Hinchingbrooke School field. I realise that housing is far more profitable than car parking but,

IN and around Huntingdon every piece of space is being used for housing, without the extra facilities to go with the homes.

Among the latest proposals list is Hinchingbrooke School field. I realise that housing is far more profitable than car parking but, having been to three council parking strategy meetings now, I can still not see the major answer that Huntingdon town needs.

Riverside Park should never have been, should not be and will not be (even if it is extended) the answer to Huntingdon town's parking problem.

The car park there should be purely for people visiting the Riverside Park, with perhaps a one or two-hour charge, and a café built on part of the existing car park. The Riverside Park should be for locals and tourists, not for commuters and people going to work.


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The car park is free but comes at the cost of our last flat green open space from Sapley to Stukeley Meadows.

Our space is precious to us all, especially to those of us without the use of a car, and local young people.

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The council must find a major area which could answer the town's parking problems, which I believe on weekdays to be 80 per cent caused by people who are parking to go to work. The council's parking strategy does not seem to take into account the amount of on-street parking we are having to cope with taken up by these people.

It is not just the people from Hartford Road who oppose Riverside car park. There has been support from people in St Ives, Godmanchester and all over Huntingdon.

SUE BUSHBY, The Paddock, Huntingdon

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