Longterm goals to promote tourism in the city

First published in Salisbury Letters

OVER recent weeks the Journal has published a number of letters regarding coach parking and related issues, some of which inevitably refer to Central Car Park and the Maltings.

In the interest of keeping Journal readers accurately informed, and as Wiltshire Council’s development partner for this site, I am happy to provide some clarification.

Coach travel is clearly very important to tourism in Salisbury and following public feedback Stanhope intends to include significantly improved bus and coach interchange facilities, with toilets, for dropoff and pick-up, on the western edge of the site (nearest to the railway station).

This interchange will be a valuable long-term asset to the city’s tourist industry, helping create a far better and more welcoming experience for visitors arriving by coach.

This aspect of the proposed redevelopment, as with the rest, will be funded by Stanhope and not local taxpayers.

The first phase of development comprises more than £75m worth of private investment into Salisbury city centre.

As previously confirmed, Stanhope is committed to supporting Salisbury’s tourist economy, and any works on site will aim to mitigate impact on tourist events including next year’s Magna Carta centenary celebrations.

Stanhope remains confident that this once-in-a-generation opportunity will revitalise Salisbury’s retail and leisure offer, reduce trips to competing centres and out-of-town, and benefit the city’s economy as a whole.

Gary Bourne, director, Stanhope

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6:02am Thu 19 Jun 14

karlmarx says...

Are the council aware of this Gary? they seem to be under the impression that we need a coach drop off point in Brown street.
Are the council aware of this Gary? they seem to be under the impression that we need a coach drop off point in Brown street. karlmarx
  • Score: 6

11:28pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Revitalise retail in Salisbury by reducing parking fees and providing central parking for older residents and the disabled. Provide a welcome for the people who live here all year round.
Revitalise retail in Salisbury by reducing parking fees and providing central parking for older residents and the disabled. Provide a welcome for the people who live here all year round. Journal fan
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaveTheCarParks says...

If Stanhope are putting over £75m into Salisbury, you can be sure they'll be taking a lot more than £75m out - one way or another.

p.s When are we going to see these plans? or will we, as normal, be presented with a fait accompli after its too late to change anything.
If Stanhope are putting over £75m into Salisbury, you can be sure they'll be taking a lot more than £75m out - one way or another. p.s When are we going to see these plans? or will we, as normal, be presented with a fait accompli after its too late to change anything. SaveTheCarParks
  • Score: 1

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