Plans to build a new multi-storey car park in Gerrards Cross are withdrawn

A proposal by Balfour Beatty to construct a new 450 space multi-storey car park on South Bucks District Council’s surface car park in Station Road Gerrards Cross has been withdrawn.

The application was due to be considered by the District Council’s planning committee on 6 September 2017 after a report on the future demand for parking in the Town commissioned by the Council concluded that the car park would meet a projected shortfall in short stay parking up to the year 2053.

The frontage of the car park had also been redesigned following concerns from local people about its original appearance. Revised plans showing the new design had been publicised and information posted to local residents.

Councillor Trevor Egleton, Cabinet Member for Resources said: “The Council, as the client, instructed contractors Balfour Beatty to withdraw the planning application following the receipt of a large number of consultation responses which we want to take the time to consider in much more detail.

We are pleased with the way the local community has engaged with us so far and we will now take a step back and review the options for delivering additional parking provision in the town and continue our engagement with the interested parties in Gerrards Cross including Chiltern Railways and Network Rail. This will take time but we want to ensure we get the best for Gerrards Cross.

We have the evidence that there is an increasing demand for additional car parking in Gerrards Cross town centre for shoppers, local businesses and residents. This is borne out by two independent capacity studies undertaken late last year and early in 2017.

What we have done so far on pre-design work including ground investigations, legal searches, services and negotiations with adjoining land owners, will continue to be relevant and will be used for any future development.”