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Improvement plans for Brighton car parks
11:10am Wednesday 8th February 2012 in News
A prime car park refurbishment has moved a step closer.
Brighton and Hove City Council has submitted a planning application for the improvements to Regency Square car park at Brighton seafront.
It is part of a £4.2 million investment in the city’s car parks which the local authority claims will ease congestion from other areas and increase the number of users.
It follows on from similar projects at car parks in London Road, The Lanes, Carlton Hill and Oxford Court.
The local authority said the underground car park in Regency Square opened in 1969 to provide spaces for those visiting the West Pier and the seafront.
Planning papers show the capacity will be increased from 502 to 508 while a new lift and shutters are to be installed for pedestrians.
Other changes will include creating secure parking areas, simplifying traffic routes, refurbishing communal areas, redecorating walls, installing new signs and replacing the CCTV system.
When the plans were signed off in June last year, transport cabinet member Ian Davey said: “Improving parking facilities and providing a simpler, more direct access route to Regency Square car park will provide visitors with an alternative to city centre car parks in West Street, helping to ease congestion and queues.”
Neighbours are being consulted on the plans and a decision is expected by March 22.