Car park planned for land opposite station
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Plans are in the pipeline for a car park to be build on industrial land opposite Leighton Buzzard railway station.

GHW Developments Ltd has submitted a planning application for a temporary car park with 106 spaces for cars, for the Station Road site that it owns.

In the application, GHW Developments state: “It is proposed that a temporary use should be made for the site, as a car park, serving the railway station.

“While in use as a car park, the site’s appearance would be improved, to some extent, as an open area between Leighton-Linslade Station and the Recreation Ground, making use of the existing construction as far as possible.”

Many people park their cars on the side roads close to the station to avoid paying station car park fees.

A spokesman for the developer’s agent, C W & R C Shrimplin, told the LBO he was unable to say if the proposed car park’s charges would be cheaper than the station’s

He said: “Discussions with regards to the parking prices have not taken place yet, as the plan is in the early stages.”

Leighton-Linslade councillor Michael Bishop, said: “I cannot see a problem with the application, more parking resources close to the station would be helpful. Whether it will be successful or not I do not know, it will be interesting to see what happens.”

Central Beds Council has indicated the land is ultimately suitable for housing.