BWT submits revised car park plan

Following the granting of planning permission for a car park off the A20, BWT has fully costed the work involved to build the car park and meet the conditions of the planning approval.  The charity has concluded that the cost of the existing proposal of almost £100,000 cannot be justified.

BWT continues to want to provide a parking facility to improve access for visitors and to reduce dangerous parking on the A20, but this must be at a much lower cost.  It has therefore submitted a revised application for a smaller car park, accessed via its existing track to the A20, with a surface that does not require excavation. BWT estimates that it can be built for about £25,000.

An added benefit of this scheme is that no trees will need to be felled and there is no risk of damage to tree roots.  

BWT does not yet know how long it will take for its revised planning application to be considered following submittion. In the meantime, BWT is going ahead with plans for community work days to plant the Jubilee Wood and additional hedging.