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Proposed New Long Stay Car Park at Reliance House, Long Street, Dursley

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Press Release: Tuesday 13th June

The Town Council are pleased to announce that we have an agreement in principal to purchase the Reliance House (former Gazette newspaper office) site in Long Street, Dursley.

The Town Council's aim is to use this prominent town centre location for a long stay car-park, which will benefit visitors, walkers, business owners, traders, employees and local residents.

Since the closure in 2015 of the former long stay car park located to the rear of Long Street, the Town Council have been aware of the impact the lack of long stay parking has had on all members of the community.

The Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Suzi Abraham said "as a local business owner I am fully aware of the impact on the town with the reduced number of long stay spaces most commonly raised issue, I am regularly asked what can Dursley Town Council do to improve the situation."

The Town Council will be submitting a planning application to Stroud District Council later this week to apply for a "change of use" to allow the land to be used as a car-park.

Without successfully obtaining planning permission the project and the purchase will not be able to go ahead.

The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian stated "I would ask all those people who have contacted the Town Council to enquire about town centre parking in the last two years to submit comments on the application, via Stroud District Council's website. It is vital that the local community display their support for additional car parking to allow this ambitious project to become reality."

For further information on this project, please contact the Town Clerk at clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01453 547758.

Link to the Planning Application

A link will to the SDC Planning Application website will be available here once the application has been submitted by Dursley Town Council

Long Stay Car Park (Reliance House, Long Street)

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