Three years’ ago, residents suggested, and the Parish Council agreed in principal to extend the Recreation Ground car park, to relieve congestion on the road and on the footpaths. Planning advice was sought and, after receiving incorrect advice, it would appear that the Parish Council does not need planning permission to expand the car park.
At the residents’ meeting on Saturday 6th July, residents were consulted as to their thoughts on the size and fabric of the extension.
Prior to the meeting, two residents had expressed to the Chair that they were against any expansion.
Other residents, not present, had indicated that they are in favour of an expansion by extending the car park in the direction of the Millennium Garden, stopping at the utility pole adjacent to the gate to the garden of 122 Stourbridge Rd.
The meeting agreed to the following proposals, that will be put to the Parish Council:
- The car park is extended in the direction of the Millennium Garden, stopping at the utility pole adjacent to the gate to the garden of 122 Stourbridge Rd.
- A lattice surface is adopted, to aid drainage.
- The creation of a wildflower area around the Community Orchard and behind the Millennium Garden, including a wet area taking water from areas that are prone to flooding.