New car park set for Derby’s North Riverside

Planning & Design Practice have secured planning permission for a Coach and Car Park in the North Riverside area of the city of Derby.

Spaces for 150 cars are shown on the plans, along with Bicycle racks and 8 Electric Vehicle charging points to meet the growing level of electric vehicle ownership and encourage the use of more sustainable modes of transport.

The new coach parking provides a facility for visitors to the city to enjoy Derby, with organised coach trips to theatre visits and other events. As part of the development a welfare/facilities building will be provided on the site for coach drivers, creating a more convenient offering at this cathedral quarter location.

In proposing these much needed facilities for the city, the application had support from Derby City Council’s Tourism, Leisure and Culture department.

Trees on the perimeter of the site will be unaffected by the proposals, and pedestrian access points are provided on key desire lines for leaving the site on foot.