Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Plans for our new car park!

As most people who visit our site regularly will know our current car park at the end of Hawthwaite Lane is neither the best designed or the most user friendly. Over the years we have carried out various repairs as and when needed but we have now decided to start from scratch and as such have had plans drawn up for a new design.
We plan to enlarge the car park slightly by removing some of the unused boardwalks, removing the old ice cream hut from its current location and squaring off all the sides to make the most of the space available. The plan is to have 40 marked parking bays in the car park and two coach parking bays at the entrance. Unfortunately we can’t make it much bigger than this due to it being encircled by the reserve and its SSSI status (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
We are also hoping to reinstate the ice cream hut at the car park (it will now be located at the northern edge) but this will only be going ahead in 2016 subject to planning.

We are going to be having a consultation day on the 2nd October from 1pm to 7pm at Dalton Drill Hall for anyone who would like to see the plans in greater detail, ask any questions or raise any concerns that you may have. We will be leaving a display of the plans up for a week in the Drill Hall with comments cards for anyone unable to make the above date.

We are hoping to have the work started and completed by spring.

If you have any queries and are unable to make it to the consultation at Dalton Drill Hall please contact Emma Franks for more details at emma.franks@nationaltrust.org.uk