Robs us of the car parking we used to have

CAN someone from North Somerset Council please explain how is it the council paid for the new roadway leading up to the Redrow flats built on Knightstone

CAN someone from North Somerset Council please explain how is it the council paid for the new roadway leading up to the Redrow flats built on Knightstone Island which robs us of all the car parking we used to have there. They have widened the pavement, and at the old entrance to Knightstone Theatre they have done their special thing and made a large bulge out of the pavement so the road becomes quite narrow. In fact the complete length of the pavement is very wide to what it used to be. We have lost I think about 40 car spaces which were used by locals and visitors alike and of course the boating people. Of course, the boat people can park on the prom but I ask myself is all this to ensure the owners of these new apartments are not bothered with lots of people driving up to the end by the old theatre in order to come out again? Has anybody considered the people who will be trying to run a business there, say the restaurant and art shop or whatever is going to be on the island for the visitors to go to?I am sure they will not be able to last very long without somewhere for their patrons to park, especially on cold winter nights when its raining or blowing a gale, or could it be that this is the idea and Redrow will be able to convert the now empty places into more flats or parking for the flat owners visitors?When I spoke with Redrow before they started the building and they had a model of what it all would look like, I asked about what was going to happen to the road. Their architect told me the council would be handling all of this and he thought they would be spending about £1 million for the roadway, the turning circle and the walkway round the perimeter. On the plans they had at the time there were parked cars featured on the road on the model, so it looks like all that must have changed.LAURENCE F ORME - Shrubbery Avenue, Weston


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