A BUILDING company has submitted plans for a new temporary railway station car park ahead of the redevelopment of the forecourt.

The application, made by AHR Building Consultancy on behalf of South Western Railway, includes 89 parking spaces for passenger use and eight spaces for the Royal Mail.

If approved by Wiltshire Council, the temporary car park would be in place for a maximum of three years while the forecourt in front of Salisbury Railway Station is redeveloped.

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The plans are to compensate for the limited parking at the front of the station while the project is underway.

The application reads: “The layout has been designed to maximise the space available for parking while limiting the excavations required and associated removal of site waste,” the application said.

“This minimises the project’s environmental impact by reducing waste to landfill and the number of heavy haulage vehicle trips away from the site.”

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The site, next to the Royal Mail Delivery Office off Fisherton Street, is currently used as a Network Rail goods yard, compound and storage area.

As well as car parking spaces the plans include CCTV cameras for passenger security, LED lighting, a one-way route for vehicles, pedestrian walkways and drainage.

A RinGo facility would be installed for passengers to pay for parking and access via Fisherton Street will be improved for pedestrians through a separate scheme.

The application has a consultation deadline of Thursday, February 1 ahead of the decision day on February 28. To view the application or to comment go to the planning portal on Wiltshire Council’s website and use the planning reference PL/2023/10726.