Gainsborough

This Lincolnshire town will have almost twice as many car parking spaces over next two years

The number of car parking spaces in Gainsborough is expected to nearly double in the next two years to cater for increased demand in the town.

A total of 43% more spaces will be created as work takes place on the new Lidl Supermarket and Travelodge hotel.

From September 2017, 30 new spaces will be made available in the Bridge Street Car Park and six will be available in North Street Car Park.

A new car park at the Lidl will also provide a further 130 spaces free for 90 mins from November 2017.

Thirty new spaces will be created in the Roseway Car Park by September 2018.

A further 140 car parking spaces across the town as the town centre develops from 2020 are hoped to be made available.

In addition, West Lindsey District Council is looking to put parking permits back on sale again from April 2018, which previously were halted due to high level of demand for the service.

Councillor Sheila Bibb, chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council, said: “We recognise that sufficient car parking is a crucial part of our exciting plans for the regeneration of town.

“We have listened to residents and local businesses and we believe our new car parking strategy for Gainsborough will support their needs.

“We are also pushing ahead with long term plans for new car parks to be developed and spaces acquired up 2021 in line with demand.”