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Salisbury well served for parking
5:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Postbag
MALCOLM Winter’s letter (Postbag, March 14) raises concerns that Salisbury will not have enough parking spaces in the future.
However, Salisbury currently is exceedingly well served with car parks. There are well over 3,500 offstreet parking spaces in Salisbury even without car parking in the Market Place. I anticipate these spaces are seldom, if ever, fully occupied.
Salisbury is not going to run out of car park spaces any time soon.
However, for those arriving by bus or coach it’s a different story. The bus station is closing, the coach park is scheduled to be removed as part of the Maltings redevelopment and country bus parking is being reduced in New Canal. Does anyone know the number of passengers that bus and coach services currently bring to Salisbury for tourism, shopping or theatre visits?
Has anyone worked out how many might go elsewhere when facilities for these services are removed?
MARGARET WILLMOT, Salisbury