for new Burnham town centre shoppers car park unveiled
site of Burnham-On-Sea's former Tucker's Garage could be transformed
into a brand new shoppers car park under proposals unveiled this
Town Team, which is compiling regeneration plans for the town
centre, is to approach the site's agents, Property Link, about
bringing the empty site in Victoria Street into public use as
a permanent new car park.
site has been boarded up since Tucker's Garage was demolished
in 2007 to make way for a new development of sheltered homes,
however the scheme hit funding issues and never went ahead.
Hammick from Property Link told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week:
"If a sensible offer for the land were put forward, the site's
owner would consider it."
these market conditions, you consider any offer that comes along. It would have to be realistic because the site was bought
as development land."
Lynham, a member of the Town Team's Regeneration Group which has
put forward the proposals, said: "Many residents would like
to see this site opened up and brought back into use. More parking
is badly needed in the centre of Burnham by shoppers and businesses,
so this would be a good location if the funding was right."
rethink of Burnham's car parking strategy was on Burnham Town Team's
list of 20 proposals
to regenerate the town centre earlier this summer.
recently gave more than £320,000 of community funding towards
the regeneration of Burnham town centre to offset any damage to
traders from its store's expansion. Further funding has also been earmarked for Burnham's regeneration.
The Town Council decided earlier this week to ask its Town Improvements Committee to set-up a new group to formalise the regeneration plans in time for a final decision in December on which will be taken foward.