New Worthing car park open for business
Released: Friday, 02 August 2019
Commuters and visitors now have a new place to park their cars in Worthing after the creation of new spaces next to the train station.
The Teville Gate site has been closed to motorists for 18 months after contractors began demolition work on the run-down 1970s complex.
Since then, the private owners of the major site have submitted detailed proposals to regenerate this prime brownfield land between the station and town centre
With a decision on plans still pending, Worthing Borough Council has taken steps to create a temporary car park on a section of the plot.
The new 66-space facility, which is on the footprint of the former Council-operated multi-storey, is now open - giving commuters and workers a safe and secure option to leave the vehicles when visiting the town.
The opening of the car park in Railway Approach also means that the underpass linking the station with Morrisons has been revamped and re-opened, allowing pedestrians easier access under the Broadwater Bridge.
Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, said:
“This car park is by no means a permanent measure but it does mean that part of this site is still being used while the major application for the wider Teville Gate site progresses through the planning process.”
“It provides motorists a safe and secure place to leave their vehicles while alleviating congestion on roads around the station. It also offers shoppers and workers an incentive to walk and stride.”
“This is part of our wider transport plans for the town, ensuring there are sufficient parking spaces for those that need their car to travel while making it easier to use more sustainable means, such as public transport, cycling and walking.”
The new car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with tariffs starting from £1.30 an hour. Day tickets cost £7.60 while season tickets are available for regular users.
The car park will remain in place while a major application for the privately-owned Teville Gate site submitted by site owners Mosaic is dealt with by planners.
Separate proposals to create a new office block on the site of Teville Gate House which neighbours the site have been approved. Demolition work is nearly complete with the new building becoming a regional hub for HMRC by 2021.
Photo: 66 spaces are available at the car park in Railway Approach, Worthing
Photo: Ticket machine and signage at the new surface car park at Teville Gate in Worthing
Photo: The underpass linking Worthing's Railway Approach with Morrisons supermarket has reopened
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