Nantwich Civic Society held its monthly
meeting yesterday (October 20th, 2015).
The new “For Sale” signs around the
former gas works in town has
stimulated questions about what will
happen to the cars that park there
currently when the site is developed.
Members raised questions and concerns -
and held a detailed but frustrating
discussion about the forthcoming
problems from displaced parking when the
St. Anne's Lane / former Gas Works site is
Whilst St. Anne's Lane has never been an
official car park, it holds approx
200 vehicles each day.
When this site is developed all these
vehicles will be displaced into the rest
the town, especially “free parking”
clogging up residential streets.
There appears to members to be no plan
for accommodating them.
Already, members report local streets
being blocked by workers' cars around
the centre and it is spreading further
out all the time.
There are no answers, currently, that we
know of to
this rising tide of traffic-related problems in our town.
Although there has been a story in the
press about a by pass, we are not
aware that a town study is already in
progress. Thus, our members wish to
stress the urgent need for a traffic and
parking study leading to a set of
solutions to current and future
Civic Society members are not
alone in town for having real concerns
about future parking and traffic
requirements arising from the many
hundreds of new houses already being
built or planned for the town
and surrounding parishes.