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Towneley event parking plans approved

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Wednesday, 12 July, 2017

Plans to create an event car park close to Towneley Hall have been given the green light.

Extra parking spaces will be created on a field next to the existing hall car park. They will be used to create additional capacity when there are events taking place at Towneley. The car park will have a reinforced grass and plastic grid surface to minimise impact on the visual appearance of the park.

Entrance to the event car park will be controlled by a gate that will be kept locked and only opened when required for event parking. It is anticipated the car park could be used for up to 50 occasions a year.

Planning permission for the car park, which will provide around 40 spaces, was granted by Burnley Council’s development control committee.

Councillor John Harbour, the council’s executive member responsible for parks, said: “Towneley Hall is very popular and there is a need for create extra parking spaces for special events at the Hall.

“On those occasions there’s not enough spaces on the existing hall car park and the large Riverside car park is some distance away from the hall.

“The Towneley Hall Society has provided £20,000 towards the scheme which will cost £40,000 and the council is very grateful to the society for its continued and generous support for Towneley.

“We consulted with the Friends of Towneley Park and the Towneley Hall Society when we drew up the plans for the car park  We looked at other possible alternatives, including extending the hall car park and providing extra spaces on the avenue leading to the hall, but it was agreed this way would have the least visual impact on the historic hall and park.”

Work is expected to start in the coming weeks and it is hoped the car park will be ready for use in time for the heritage open day in September.

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