New car park plan for White Rose Shopping Centre welcomed

NEW PLAN A new car park has been proposed for the White Rose Shopping Centre.
NEW PLAN A new car park has been proposed for the White Rose Shopping Centre.

Plans for the creation of a new car park at the White Rose Shopping Centre have received overwhelming public support, according to its owner.

The proposed car park will have more than 550 spaces to be used principally by employees working at the centre.

It was suggested following public feedback when plans for an extension of the centre were unveiled by owner Land Securities last year.

Portfolio director Gerald Jennings said: “During the consultation, a number of people, including elected representatives, said they felt a car park on the former scrap yard site at the southern end of White Rose would provide some spaces needed to compensate for those that will be taken up through development on site.
“In addition, I am pleased to say that we have already ensured better flow of traffic around the White Rose roadways through the introduction of a real-time information system, with signs that direct shoppers to the nearest available parking spaces.”

The car park proposals, which will be the subject of a separate planning application, were on display at the White Rose last weekend when more that 1,000 people gave their views.

The extension plans, which include a multi-screen cinema and four new restaurants, had already received the thumbs up from the vast majority of attendees at an exhibition in September.

It is expected to bring up to 1,000 new jobs.