Tarmac is working on a planning application for permission to build an additional car park for Panshanger Park visitors. The proposed new space will be able to facilitate three times the capacity of the current Thieves Lane parking area.
Panshanger Park has seen an increase in visitors over the last 12 months, testing the capacity of existing facilities. The proposed new, 150 space parking area, will also provide a public toilet and provisions for a mobile café and seating area. A parking charge will be applicable to support with management for the park.
Michael Charlton, estates manager at Tarmac, said: “We’re excited to be working on this application which will improve access for all our visitors. The proposal is for a car park on the Western side of the park, which will make use of the former quarry entrance and has been located to minimize impact on the heritage and biodiversity which makes the park so special.
“The new facility will provide a great starting point for walks to the Panshanger Great Oak, Mimram Valley and the Cole Green historic landscape. We’d like to thank all our visitors for their fantastic ongoing support, and look forward to getting started on the build to welcome more people in.”
Tarmac is aiming to submit its application to Hertfordshire County Council early in 2021 and, if successful, is aiming to start building during the Summer.