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Surface level car park to replace Battery Green car park

PUBLISHED: 12:15 14 February 2018

Demolition works of the Battery Green car park in Lowestoft near completion.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Demolition works of the Battery Green car park in Lowestoft near completion. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A 59 space car park will be built on the former site of a multi-storey car park as long-term development plans for the area remain unknown.

Demolition works of the Battery Green car park in Lowestoft near completion.
Picture: Nick Butcher Demolition works of the Battery Green car park in Lowestoft near completion. Picture: Nick Butcher

Work to demolish Lowestoft’s Battery Green car park began in November last year and is now in its final stages.

During a meeting on Tuesday, February 3, Waveney District Council’s (WDC) planning committee unanimously approved plans to install three 6m high lighting columns and new guard railings to remodel the site.

Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park.
Picture: Nick Butcher Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park. Picture: Nick Butcher

The new surface level car park will be able to accommodate 59 vehicles and will also provide space for shopping trollies.

Additionally the remodelling will see a new flat roof built over the existing electricity sub-station on the site.

Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park.
Picture: Nick Butcher Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park. Picture: Nick Butcher

While there are residential homes near to the site, the level of light emitted from the parking facility is not predicted to have a negative impact on the residents as it will be “no more substantial than existing street lighting.”

The additional parking spaces which will soon be available to the public are seen as a positive by the district council.

Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park.
Picture: Nick Butcher Demolition work nears completion on the the Battery Green car park. Picture: Nick Butcher

In its application, the council said the surface car parking can be considered to add to current parking levels in the town as the multi-storey facility had been “closed for some time”.

However, the car park will provide roughly 10pc of the spaces previously available at the 550 space Battery Green car park.

WDC originally announced the closure of the car park in December 2016, with the facility finally closing on March 31 last year.

Discussions surrounding the permanent future use of the car park site have been ongoing for some time.

Danny Steel, chairman of Lowestoft Vision, previously made clear his belief the site’s prime location and proximity to the town centre should be capitalised on.

He said: “From a Vision perspective we want something which will encourage people to visit the town centre, for example a shopping mall or cinema.

“The ground level car park will be useful but I wouldn’t like to see a temporary car park become a permanent car park on a site so close to the town centre.”

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