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Royal Preston Hospital staff car park could be expanded

Posted on - 19th March, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Royal Preston Hospital
There is severe pressure on parking spaces at Royal Preston Hospital

Proposals to squeeze some extra parking spaces into the Royal Preston Hospital site have been submitted.

PWA Planning have followed the recent re-submission of a multi-storey car park with plans for more immediate action.

Parking at the hospital, and in the surrounding roads, is a concern for staff, visitors, patients and those who live nearby.

Car Park H, at the southern side of the hospital, has been identified as being ripe for expansion.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust has applied to put an extra 70 spaces on the site.

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Documents submitted to Preston City Council state: “Car Park H is roughly rectangular in shape and is less formal than some of the other car parks at RPH, being surfaced in hardcore, and with no formal spaces demarked. The car park currently has a capacity of 125 spaces and is used by staff. At present the car park is unlit. There are areas of scrub
vegetation within the existing site over to the west.”

The car park would be ‘formalised’ to create extra spaces for staff and new lighting added to make it safer to use.

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Hospital bosses also want to put in an extra six spaces to Car Park J and four spaces along the roadside north of Car Park J.

You can view the full plans on the city council website.

Do you work at the hospital? Or do you visit regularly? What do you think of the current parking situation? Let us know in the comments below

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