Plans revealed for new car park in Bishop Auckland

A local authority has put forward plans to transform a plot of unused land in Bishop Auckland into a new 72-space car park, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The proposal, tabled by Durham County Council and The Auckland Project, will offer additional short-stay parking to those using the town’s main shopping area.

The Kingsway site has been acquired by The Auckland Project and work to transform the derelict land into a new car park will be carried out by Durham County Council, with the local authority also operating the car park after its opening.

If approved, work is due to begin in spring 2019, with the finished facility expected to be opened to the public by the autumn.

David Maddan, chief executive of The Auckland Project, said: “This new car parking facility is part of our ongoing commitment to revitalise the future of Bishop Auckland.

“We hope that offering shoppers a better way to park and access the town will assist economic regeneration. And we are pleased to be working in partnership with Durham County Council on this project, joining together with local organisations and businesses is the best way to make real change.”

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