Bank Street car park plans on hold

PLANS by Sedgemoor District Council to sell of Highbridge s only car park in Bank Street have been put on hold.

PLANS by Sedgemoor District Council to sell of Highbridge's only car park in Bank Street have been put on hold.

Five district councillors decided at a corporate scrutiny meeting on March 7 that the decision needed more reviewing.

The proposed sale has received angry reactions from residents and councillors in saying it was a backwards step for the town.

If the car park shut there would only be a 30 space car park in Highbridge, which would have been a considerable distance from the community hall and social club.


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Flats were also being earmarked to be built on the present car park site.

Councillor Derrick Cooper said: "If you want people to come to Highbridge you cannot sell the only car park. The 30 spaces they leave us will be a long way from the social club and the community hall and will cause a lot of problems. They are supposed to be regenerating Highbridge the town."

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The proposed selling off of the car park is part of a cost cutting strategy by the council who announced in December a £1.8million shortfall in its budget.

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