Lease on Station Car Park Will Not Be Renewed
07/12/11Categories: Rail Services, Planning
We have received the following forwarded by Cllr Bonavia:
This email is to tell you about some changes to the Blackheath Station car park that may have an impact in the local area.
The Council's lease on Blackheath Station car park has come to an end and Network Rail, the owners of the car park, do not intend to renew it. It is understood that Network Rail want to operate their own business from the site and although they are not saying what this is they have said that they intend to retain some sort of car parking facility. Network Rail also have a commitment to the arrangements that have been agreed for the Olympics.
The Council hopes to remain in occupation until February 2012 (although this is not definite) and to have further discussions with Network Rail. In the meantime no further parking permits are being sold and the Farmers Market is being made aware of the possible changes.
Steve Gough has written to Network Rail to ask for more information about their intentions for the car park and to request a meeting. The future of the car park is an important issue for the area and we will keep you up to date on developments. The Blackheath Society will be advised of the current situation. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact me.
Head of Public Services
1 Catford Road