Works have again started on the Gales Car Park – for a third time. Linden Homes built the carpark to a layout that was not approved and did not give the level of quality or accessibility that had been promised. As a result local Councillors and EHDC planning enforcement have been standing firm and made it clear the car park will be built to an acceptable standard.
Linden Homes claim they were let down by a series of sub contractors but it has also taken the issuing of three breach of condition notices to get them focused on putting this right.
The steps by the SPAR go leaving the ramp at the end. Two small landscaped areas with steps, litter bins and planting give direct access to the surgery building which is currently going through a process where it will transfer from Linden Homes to the surgery before being fitted out.
The image below shows the approved plans which include flint and brick walls, wrought iron railings, litter bins, seating and more.