Car park shut until autumn

Published on: 04 Jan 2013

Car park shut until autumn

The Civic Centre car park will be closing from January 14 until September, Bath and North East Somerset Council has announced.

The authority says the closure will allow the developers, who began demolishing the town centre buildings in November, to refurbish and extend the car park as part of the regeneration plans.

A council spokesperson said shutting the car park at this stage would allow the middle and lower levels to reopen before autumn, while the higher level remains closed for the duration of the project.

The free green bays have been moved to the Ashton Way car park and increased in number from 17 to 31. After an appeal from traders, the bays have been moved to the Temple Street end of the Ashton Way site, closest to the existing shops and library.

The council is also proposing an increase in the maximum amount of time people can park at Ashton Way from two hours to four hours. A traffic regulation order will be issued to allow the public to have their say on the proposal.

A B&NES spokesperson said the council “would like to thank residents, shoppers, and local businesses for their patience while this important phase of work takes place”.

More information about the £34 million town centre regeneration, which includes new shops, offices and a library, can be found at


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