Use it for parking
ONE temporary solution to the so-called parking crisis about to affect Huntingdon would be for planners to have a change of heart about allowing housing to be built on the site of the old Brookside school. Surely this land – empty for years – is a read
ONE temporary solution to the so-called "parking crisis" about to affect Huntingdon would be for planners to have a change of heart about allowing housing to be built on the site of the old Brookside school.
Surely this land - empty for years - is a ready-made car park handy for the town centre. And, from what we're told, parking is needed more urgently than yet more houses.
However, might not the best longer-term solution be for the Freemen to prove they really care about the town and give up some of their land opposite Mill Common? Maybe towards the bypass at the bottom end, opposite the current long-stay car park. A small area of pasture/common land would be lost - but a large area would still remain.
If it comes to a choice of a patch of land nestling against the far from scenic bypass embankment and bridge over land fronting the river and used for sport, surely it's a small price to pay.
You may also want to watch:
It would be very handy for all town centre amenities and also convenient for the council employees shortly to be evicted from Pathfinder House's own car park to walk to work. After all, one suspects that's what the so-called parking crisis is really all about.
- 1 Woman jailed for knife-point robbery
- 2 Delicious dessert shop 'Snik Snax' opens
- 3 Huntingdon dealer who stole from vulnerable man is jailed
- 4 Warning to Huntingdon residents about the legal use of e-scooters
- 5 7 of the most expensive houses on the market in Cambridgeshire right now
- 6 'Savage' attack left man without spleen
- 7 Royal Oak in Hail Weston named as the best pub in Cambridgeshire
- 8 Life sentence for Huntingdon paedophile who abused seven girls
- 9 Man with rare heart condition shares how free location app saved his life
- 10 Huntingdon man found with stash of drugs and cash is jailed