Long Stay Car Park Project Update

The Car Park Committee met on 12 March 2024 to consider the work progressed to date for a potential long stay car park at the Old Allotment site in Bingham. The committee received an update on the previous stakeholder meeting held with Network Rail and were also updated on the work of the Rushcliffe Borough Council led Car Parking Strategy Group, including the results of the parking and business surveys undertaken last November.

The Town Council met on Tuesday 19 March 2024 and agreed that an outline business case was required, but the timing of this was dependant on two considerations. Firstly, an update from Network Rail on the potential trial system for the Moor Lane crossing which has the potential to remove their objection to a car park at the Old Allotment site. Representatives from the Town Council, along with other key stakeholders will be meeting with Network Rail this month to seek an update. Secondly, the committee is also waiting for Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Committee to consider and confirm any changes to the Town Centre parking regulations which will hopefully see improved parking availability in the Town – the impact of which will need to be considered as part of the business plan.

The Mayor of Bingham, Cllr Rowan Bird said “we are delighted that key stakeholders remain committed to improving car parking in Bingham. We will continue to work on the feasibility of a long stay car park and will continuously review the timing of a business case when other variables are known”

The Chair of the Town Council’s Car Park Committee, Cllr Mike Baulcombe said “the committee carefully considered the timing of a business case and remain focussed on working with Network Rail and other key stakeholders to progress the feasibility of the site”.