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Ashgate Road car park to close

Ashgate Road car park is set to close this month as the site is sold for development.

The car park will close at 7pm on Wednesday 25 July after Chesterfield Borough Council agreed to sell the site which has been on the market since 2015.

The 1.5 acre site has been earmarked for housing development since the mid-1990s.

The proposal is for the buildings at 6 Ashgate Road to be converted to a care home and for homes to be built on the site of the car park.

The contracts are due to be exchanged in the next few weeks. The development will require planning permission and the plans will be published in due course.

Councillor Terry Gilby, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for economic growth, said: “As a borough we are required to build an extra 4,591 homes by 2033.

“The land at Ashgate Road has been identified for new housing and was only ever intended to be used as a car park on an interim basis until the land was sold for development.

“We have a range of parking options and parking savers available for commuters who work in the town centre.”

Long stay car parks are available at the following town centre locations:

  • Albion Road
  • Devonshire Street
  • Durrant Road
  • Hollis Lane
  • New Beetwell Street multi-storey car park
  • Queen's Park Annexe
  • Queen's Park North
  • Queen's Park South
  • Spa Lane
  • Station Road
  • Station Road (former Derbyshire Times car park)

Monthly parking saver permits are available for £62 per month - which works out at approximately £2.50 per day if used 25 times in a month.

Annual permits are also available for £620 per year – which works out at approximately £2.40 a day if used on weekdays throughout the year.

For more information on alternative parking, visit the parking section of our website.

 


First published on 02 July 2018 Last updated on 02 July 2018