The Chief Executive clarified that the
recommendation from the Canterbury Forum meeting held on the 10
September 2018 was for the Regeneration and Property Committee to
consider. The recommendation from the Forum was “that the
council defers any further action on the Canterbury West
multi-storey car park until it has fully explored the provision of
a fully integrated transport hub.”
(The following members of the public spoke
prior to the debate:
1. Richard Norman
2. Sue Langdown
(on behalf of the St Stephen’s Residents’
3. Peter Styles
4. Sian Pettman
5. Jeremy Baker
6. Councillor Dixey
7. Councillor Warley)
The Chairman updated the Committee with the
Network Rail had confirmed that it would take them around 5 - 10
years to decommission their operational facilities on Roper Road
and an alternative access to the Station from there was not
possible before that. They were still hoping to deliver a platform
South Eastern were planning a cycle hub at the station and this
could significantly improve the cycle parking provision
Network Rail were interested in moving their car park in to the
multi story this could free up space to provide the potential to allow
the extension of the ticket hall and further space for bus
The Council was continuing to work with Stagecoach in regard to bus
provision to the station, presently they were happy with an in road
The Next Bike scheme approved previously by the Committee was
progressing and the operators had confirmed there would be a node
at Station Road West.
The car share scheme approved previously by the Committee was
progressing and they would be using the multi storey car park.
All spaces in the multi storey car park would be ready to allow
charging of electric vehicles.
The Chairman proposed and it was seconded that
action in regards to the multi storey car park continue without
delay and that a conceptual diagram of the Canterbury West Station
area as integrated transport hub be made available.
The Committee debated the issues covering matters including the
The benefits of increasing parking in the area.
The merits of delaying or not the construction of the multi storey
and the views of the Canterbury Forum.
The need for better bus provision to the area.
Taxi provision to the station.
Opportunities presented by the multi storey car park and by other
areas of land in the locality.
Electric charging provision for vehicles and the potential for
differential charging in the future.
The provision of parking for those with mobility needs including
those with young families.
RESOLVED that: The Council does not defer any
further action on the Canterbury west multi storey car park, that a
conceptual diagram of the Canterbury West Station area as an
integrated transport hub be produced and made available to
Councillors, and that work continue with
stakeholders and partners to realise this.
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