An answer to the Royal Preston Hospital parking nightmare could be on its way.Advertisement
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has applied for planning permission to build a four-storey car park within the hospital grounds.
Plans from the Frank Whittle Partnership state the new car park would create 470 new parking spaces.
Residents on roads around the hospital in Fulwood say the congestion from hospital visitors parking is at breaking point.
A statement in the plans says: “This proposal forms a response to the many requests sent by Royal Preston Hospital satff and local residents alike, to address issues of congestion and overspill car parking in and around the Hospital site.
“By providing much-needed additional car parking spaces adjacent to the Hospital side-entrance and by primarily utilising this entrance, congestion may be managed through the segregation of visitor and car parking entrances and spaces.
“This proposal will additionally moderate the overspill car parking from the Hospital site to the surrounding roads, improving the road network for local residents by decreasing the need for staff and visitors to park off-site.”
The car park is to be sited on an existing car park on the Eastern edge of the hospital site, bordering onto Sharoe Green Lane.
The full plans are available to view on the city council website.
Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so via the council website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5 December quoting reference 06/2014/0849.
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