Qualis Commercial submits application to provide temporary parking provision for local community
In advance of work starting on site at Cottis Lane, Epping this summer to deliver a brand-new multi-storey car park, Qualis Commercial has submitted a planning application to create temporary parking within the St John’s Road site.
Simon Rutter, Managing Director of Qualis Commercial explains, “Following concerns expressed to us by local Councillors we have worked hard to be able to provide an area of temporary parking within our St John’s Road development while we carry out work to build the new car park at Cottis Lane.
“We are proposing that we provide 47 temporary spaces within St John’s as well as a separate space off the High Street within the old depot for the market traders to park their vehicles on a Monday for market day.
“On site at St Johns we are restricted by locally listed buildings being retained and buildings that still need to be demolished to make way for the development.
“In addition, we continue to talk to the owners of other carparks in the town to explore all alternatives whilst the works at Cottis Lane take place.”
Cllr Chris Whitbread, Leader of Epping Forest District Council replies, “Whilst Qualis are under no legal obligation to provide these spaces, following discussions with them we were able to explain the concerns coming from the community and asked them to look into what they could do. We are pleased they have been able to find this temporary solution.
“Cottis Lane marks the start of the exciting redevelopment proposals for the town and once complete will make way for the new leisure centre to be built.”