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Car parking improvements for Crowborough

Media Release : 02 May 2018

Wealden District Council is proposing a reconfiguration of Crowborough’s Croft Road Car Park to provide extra car parking spaces closer to Crowborough Community Centre.

Croft Road car park reconfig

“We have always supported Crowborough Community Centre, and provided it with a prime town centre location at a very favourable annual rent of £1,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Wealden Cabinet member responsible for the Pine Grove site.
“Crowborough town centre is well served by free car parking provided by Wealden District Council but we have noted the concerns of users of the Crowborough Community Centre, and those of visitors to the town, about the convenience of car parking space once the Mead House area has been redeveloped.
“Some time ago we explored the possibility of extending the Waitrose car parking area by adding up to 42 additional spaces to the Croft Road Car Park. This would be next to the recycling point opposite the Community Hall.
“This is a practical way to meet the concerns of Crowborough Community Centre users, as opposed to seeking to pursue spurious legal arguments through the courts at great expense to the public purse. We hope Crowborough Community Association and its supporters will draw breath and see the sense of this proposal. 
“We have already spoken to Waitrose and understand that they welcome this proposal. The reconfiguration of the Croft Road Car Park will extend a small distance in to the corresponding edge of Bluebell Wood but will continue to maintain its integrity.”
Wealden District Council plans to sell the Bluebell Wood to Crowborough Town Council for £1 once the sale of Council assets in the area has been completed.

 

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Mead House redevelopment can be found here: http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ThesaleofMeadHouseCarParkandBeaconwoodbuildingatCrowboroughforredevelopment435586.aspx