Council threaten Bromborough village life - again! Help stop re-development plans for our carpark.
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Wirral Borough Council are proposing to designate the main carpark in Bromborough, bordered by The Rake and Allport Lane, as a development site in the category of 'Mixed Usage'. This means it could be used for housing. The loss of that carparking space is critical for the economic and social welfare of Bromborough and must be resisted at all costs.
Two years ago, as part of a Wirral-wide campaign to resist carparking charges being introduced in Bromborough, we voiced our concerns loudly enough to make the council re-think and abandon it's proposals. It has now returned with a far more damaging, even devastating idea of taking the carpark away altogether.
The arguments of two years ago are still there. The village is unique in its situation on Wirral. It stands less than a mile away from Wirral's premier retail park, the Croft Retail Park, with its retail outlets, leisure facilities, restaurants and crucially, acres of free, all-day parking bays. Bromborough is a historic town with a conservation area at its heart and a popular and thriving commercial centre with a diverse range of local shops and businesses together with four high street banks, a number only surpassed by Birkenhead and West Kirby on the Wirral. People come to Bromborough not just to shop but for business, both personal and commercial. They need to come to Bromborough - but they need a carpark. In order to compete with The Croft, we need to do so on level terms - we must have adequate, free parking.
If Bromborough lost its parking facility, it would die commercially. Shops and businesses would close, jobs would be lost and thousands of residents would be denied the wonderful facilities they currently enjoy. This is real, many businesses have already suggested they would need to relocate. It has the potential to be a disaster of epic proportions
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