Retirement flats risk loss of parking – council

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Baildon Town Council’s response to the application said: “This development will result in the loss of a large number of well-used car parking spaces in the village centre.

“Residents and businesses in Baildon are very concerned about the economic impact on the centre of such a change.”

It added: “The council believes that the scale of the development is detrimental to the local economy unless steps are taken to reduce the projected car parking demand arising.”

According to McCarthy Stone: “The proposals will also offer on-site car parking to include 26 spaces.

“The existing car park to the west of the site is to be retained, this providing over 50 spaces for use by the general public.

“In addition, five spaces within this retained car park are to be leased by McCarthy Stone for staff and visitor parking.”

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