Meeting on Maltings plans

PROPOSALS for the redevelopment of central car park in Salisbury are to be discussed at a public meeting on March 20.

Developers Stanhope will be giving information and showing the latest plans at a special area board meeting.

There will also be a question and answer session and the chance for people to discuss concerns and ideas. Stanhope will take away the views of local people and respond to the points raised before a final planning application is submitted.

Steve Milton, Salisbury community area manager, said: “This is great news and we are grateful to Stanhope for agreeing to come along and talk about the plans with local people; it is a very positive step. There has been a lot of interest in this new development which will have such a big impact on the regeneration of the city.

“It is important that we get the development right and this is a chance for local people to have an input.”

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2:12pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

Please ask the developers where the coach station/park is going to be located in the future?
Surely the best solution for the City is to have a Bus and Coach station on The Maltings over by the Railway station.
Please ask the developers where the coach station/park is going to be located in the future? Surely the best solution for the City is to have a Bus and Coach station on The Maltings over by the Railway station. Old Salisbury Boy
  • Score: 11

6:50pm Wed 5 Mar 14

hillyanne says...

More shops and cafes?Daft idea.keep the parking and charge less(like other places!)
More shops and cafes?Daft idea.keep the parking and charge less(like other places!) hillyanne
  • Score: 9

8:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

pauluk619 says...

Why does the Salisbury journal constantly call this development "Maltings".
The Maltings centre has absolutely nothing to do with the redevelopment; it is the Central Car Park that is being redeveloped.
The Maltings is the shopping area including Superdrug, Robert Dyas, Salisbury Sausage Shop ETC, This is not being redeveloped. Get your facts right Salisbury Journal.
Why does the Salisbury journal constantly call this development "Maltings". The Maltings centre has absolutely nothing to do with the redevelopment; it is the Central Car Park that is being redeveloped. The Maltings is the shopping area including Superdrug, Robert Dyas, Salisbury Sausage Shop ETC, This is not being redeveloped. Get your facts right Salisbury Journal. pauluk619
  • Score: 15

10:55am Thu 6 Mar 14

Richard Clewer says...

We are very aware that the Coach Parking/Drop Off Area needs to be replaced. There is a working group (as part of the Vision Board) chaired by Ian Newman which is lookign at parking. They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted. It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. There will also be a passenger interchange as part of the Maltings although that will be a sort of bus stop plus rather than a station of any kind.

Paul the Maltings Development includes a large area. It covers the Central Car Park, Coach Park and the Maltings Shopping centre including the Library. It extends as far as Fisherton Street in places and part of the plan from the Council's view point is that we want to create a cultural quarter around the Playhouse and City Hall.

Hillyanne, that is a fair point. The development will only work if shops and restaurants that move in are viable. The feedback we have had is that retailers think the scheme will work and are willing to move new shops into it. The devil there will be in the detail which will need careful consideration and I hope will be made clear to us at this meeting.
We are very aware that the Coach Parking/Drop Off Area needs to be replaced. There is a working group (as part of the Vision Board) chaired by Ian Newman which is lookign at parking. They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted. It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. There will also be a passenger interchange as part of the Maltings although that will be a sort of bus stop plus rather than a station of any kind. Paul the Maltings Development includes a large area. It covers the Central Car Park, Coach Park and the Maltings Shopping centre including the Library. It extends as far as Fisherton Street in places and part of the plan from the Council's view point is that we want to create a cultural quarter around the Playhouse and City Hall. Hillyanne, that is a fair point. The development will only work if shops and restaurants that move in are viable. The feedback we have had is that retailers think the scheme will work and are willing to move new shops into it. The devil there will be in the detail which will need careful consideration and I hope will be made clear to us at this meeting. Richard Clewer
  • Score: 5

11:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

gingin says...

Hopefully we will end up with something to rival other towns and cities. Despite the negatives posted something needs to be done as it looks a little bit tired.

Good luck to the group in charge of this.
Hopefully we will end up with something to rival other towns and cities. Despite the negatives posted something needs to be done as it looks a little bit tired. Good luck to the group in charge of this. gingin
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Thu 6 Mar 14

isouthwood says...

Here's a good idea - let's flatten the car park and coach park, and build some more empty shops and… and a car park and a coach park.
Here's a good idea - let's flatten the car park and coach park, and build some more empty shops and… and a car park and a coach park. isouthwood
  • Score: 2

1:44pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

Yep, lets park 50+ Coaches in Brown St, which by the council's own figures has the highest air pollution in the City Centre.

Yet another great idea from The Salsibury vision, Parish Council and the Unitary authority that no one in South Wiltshire wants or voted for!
Yep, lets park 50+ Coaches in Brown St, which by the council's own figures has the highest air pollution in the City Centre. Yet another great idea from The Salsibury vision, Parish Council and the Unitary authority that no one in South Wiltshire wants or voted for! Old Salisbury Boy
  • Score: 5

6:39pm Thu 6 Mar 14

gingin says...

isouthwood wrote:
Here's a good idea - let's flatten the car park and coach park, and build some more empty shops and… and a car park and a coach park.
Normally I would agree with your opinions against it all however the bus station has been sold, and when redevelopment takes place where would you like to see the coach park? I don't wish to see it in Brown Street either so where does one put it? Maltings is the only option large enough.

The Central car park is a complete mess, there is no covered shopping centre so if we stay as we are in your opinion will Salisbury attract lots of visitors to boost the economy when they can go elsewhere not so far away?

I like living in Salisbury however even I must confess to enjoy shopping elsewhere under cover and away from badly kept pavements and roads.

I am not disloyal to Salisbury but recognise change has to happen in some form otherwise we will not compete.
[quote][p][bold]isouthwood[/bold] wrote: Here's a good idea - let's flatten the car park and coach park, and build some more empty shops and… and a car park and a coach park.[/p][/quote]Normally I would agree with your opinions against it all however the bus station has been sold, and when redevelopment takes place where would you like to see the coach park? I don't wish to see it in Brown Street either so where does one put it? Maltings is the only option large enough. The Central car park is a complete mess, there is no covered shopping centre so if we stay as we are in your opinion will Salisbury attract lots of visitors to boost the economy when they can go elsewhere not so far away? I like living in Salisbury however even I must confess to enjoy shopping elsewhere under cover and away from badly kept pavements and roads. I am not disloyal to Salisbury but recognise change has to happen in some form otherwise we will not compete. gingin
  • Score: 11

11:08pm Thu 6 Mar 14

karen stafford says...

Could someone tell me WHERE and what TIME this meeting will happen?
Could someone tell me WHERE and what TIME this meeting will happen? karen stafford
  • Score: 1

12:28pm Fri 7 Mar 14

karlmarx says...

A coach park in Brown Street?
I hate to be the one that points out the obvious flaw in this proposal but, how do the coaches get to Brown Street? That's right, by driving through the town centre alongside the numerous parked up Wilts and Dorset buses. Isn't this proposal adding to the traffic problems instead of lessening them?
A coach park in Brown Street? I hate to be the one that points out the obvious flaw in this proposal but, how do the coaches get to Brown Street? That's right, by driving through the town centre alongside the numerous parked up Wilts and Dorset buses. Isn't this proposal adding to the traffic problems instead of lessening them? karlmarx
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Richard Clewer says...

The meeting is on the 20th of March, 7pm at South Wilts Grammar School.
The meeting is on the 20th of March, 7pm at South Wilts Grammar School. Richard Clewer
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

So lets get this straight The Council is selling the coach park to a developer.
Therefore the Council needs to build a new Coach Park to cater for up to 75 coaches, currently proposed in Brown St.
Who pays for this?
Councillor Clewer suggests It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development.
So we sell the coach park and with the money from that build another coach park in Brown St?

Yep, I checked, it's not April 1st but Wiltshire Unitary Council, same thing these days!
So lets get this straight The Council is selling the coach park to a developer. Therefore the Council needs to build a new Coach Park to cater for up to 75 coaches, currently proposed in Brown St. Who pays for this? Councillor Clewer suggests It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. So we sell the coach park and with the money from that build another coach park in Brown St? Yep, I checked, it's not April 1st but Wiltshire Unitary Council, same thing these days! Old Salisbury Boy
  • Score: 7

3:54pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Grampie says...

Old Salisbury Boy wrote:
So lets get this straight The Council is selling the coach park to a developer.
Therefore the Council needs to build a new Coach Park to cater for up to 75 coaches, currently proposed in Brown St.
Who pays for this?
Councillor Clewer suggests It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development.
So we sell the coach park and with the money from that build another coach park in Brown St?

Yep, I checked, it's not April 1st but Wiltshire Unitary Council, same thing these days!
Councillor Clewer also said "They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted."

They are going ahead with this looking at this proposal and have not consulted the public yet.

Like other stuff this council does, it rambles on proposing things that nobody, except a few with financial interests, have demanded.

We live here in Salisbury and were happy where the coach station is. The coaches come into the city via Churchil way, drive into Castle Street and park. Others do a drop off in St John's Street and drive off to the coach park.

It has worked well for many years and Brown street car park is handy for short stays.

Now drivers can't park in the Market square, nor will they be able to park in Brown Street. More heavy buses in the center of the city pumping out fumes and fewer car drivers will come into the city, especially due to the price of parking.

This is another vanity project ignoring the wishes of the people who live here.

A bit like closing the police station, building campus's, closing places for disabled children and so on.

Ah well. Atleast our roads and potholes are being filled in. Ashley Road and Queen Alexandra Road looks great after the recent repairs (Sarcasm alert).
[quote][p][bold]Old Salisbury Boy[/bold] wrote: So lets get this straight The Council is selling the coach park to a developer. Therefore the Council needs to build a new Coach Park to cater for up to 75 coaches, currently proposed in Brown St. Who pays for this? Councillor Clewer suggests It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. So we sell the coach park and with the money from that build another coach park in Brown St? Yep, I checked, it's not April 1st but Wiltshire Unitary Council, same thing these days![/p][/quote]Councillor Clewer also said "They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted." They are going ahead with this looking at this proposal and have not consulted the public yet. Like other stuff this council does, it rambles on proposing things that nobody, except a few with financial interests, have demanded. We live here in Salisbury and were happy where the coach station is. The coaches come into the city via Churchil way, drive into Castle Street and park. Others do a drop off in St John's Street and drive off to the coach park. It has worked well for many years and Brown street car park is handy for short stays. Now drivers can't park in the Market square, nor will they be able to park in Brown Street. More heavy buses in the center of the city pumping out fumes and fewer car drivers will come into the city, especially due to the price of parking. This is another vanity project ignoring the wishes of the people who live here. A bit like closing the police station, building campus's, closing places for disabled children and so on. Ah well. Atleast our roads and potholes are being filled in. Ashley Road and Queen Alexandra Road looks great after the recent repairs (Sarcasm alert). Grampie
  • Score: 6

11:05pm Fri 7 Mar 14

karen stafford says...

Richard Clewer wrote:
We are very aware that the Coach Parking/Drop Off Area needs to be replaced. There is a working group (as part of the Vision Board) chaired by Ian Newman which is lookign at parking. They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted. It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. There will also be a passenger interchange as part of the Maltings although that will be a sort of bus stop plus rather than a station of any kind.

Paul the Maltings Development includes a large area. It covers the Central Car Park, Coach Park and the Maltings Shopping centre including the Library. It extends as far as Fisherton Street in places and part of the plan from the Council's view point is that we want to create a cultural quarter around the Playhouse and City Hall.

Hillyanne, that is a fair point. The development will only work if shops and restaurants that move in are viable. The feedback we have had is that retailers think the scheme will work and are willing to move new shops into it. The devil there will be in the detail which will need careful consideration and I hope will be made clear to us at this meeting.
Maybe the development area should have been better defined in the first place,this would have saved the resident's of the Malting's not being able to sell their flats on the open market. Resulting in the Council purchasing them. These properties have since been empty for nearly 3 years. The majority of Salisbury residents if asked where The Maltings is would answer near Sainsbury's after all The Malting's is The Malting's. However The Central Car Park is what it say's it is and THAT is the proposed development area.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Clewer[/bold] wrote: We are very aware that the Coach Parking/Drop Off Area needs to be replaced. There is a working group (as part of the Vision Board) chaired by Ian Newman which is lookign at parking. They (or perhaps I should say we as I am part of the group) have come up with a proposal for moving Coach Parking to Brown Street. This has been developed following input from the Coach Operators, the Cathedral and City Businesses and Politicians from all sides of the party fence. It would need consultation with the public before it could be adopted. It will probably need to be funded through Wiltshire Council from money from the Maltings Development. There will also be a passenger interchange as part of the Maltings although that will be a sort of bus stop plus rather than a station of any kind. Paul the Maltings Development includes a large area. It covers the Central Car Park, Coach Park and the Maltings Shopping centre including the Library. It extends as far as Fisherton Street in places and part of the plan from the Council's view point is that we want to create a cultural quarter around the Playhouse and City Hall. Hillyanne, that is a fair point. The development will only work if shops and restaurants that move in are viable. The feedback we have had is that retailers think the scheme will work and are willing to move new shops into it. The devil there will be in the detail which will need careful consideration and I hope will be made clear to us at this meeting.[/p][/quote]Maybe the development area should have been better defined in the first place,this would have saved the resident's of the Malting's not being able to sell their flats on the open market. Resulting in the Council purchasing them. These properties have since been empty for nearly 3 years. The majority of Salisbury residents if asked where The Maltings is would answer near Sainsbury's after all The Malting's is The Malting's. However The Central Car Park is what it say's it is and THAT is the proposed development area. karen stafford
  • Score: 5

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