TWO busy Evesham car parks in the heart of the town are set to be given a major £250,000 revamp as part of resurfacing plans proposed by council chiefs.
Both Chapel Street and Crown Meadow car parks feature on Wychavon District Council’s list of car parks in need of resurfacing or significant maintenance over the next two years.
A council report found it was ‘no longer economical’ to keep patching up the worn out tarmac in the two car parks.
As a result, councillors voted in favour of making the £250,000 available for the resurfacing work to be carried out at a meeting on Wednesday of Wychavon’s Executive Board.
The quarter of a million pound project will see £50,000 spent on resurfacing Chapel Street in 2018 and £200,000 spent on resurfacing the access road to the Crown Meadow car park in 2019.
The heart of town car parks are well used with about 165,000 pay and display tickets sold in 2016/17 and council chiefs have recognised the car parks contribute significantly to Evesham’s parking capacity.
Council chiefs have said they will minimise the impact of the resurfacing work on peak shopping and tourism times. The works will also be phased in a bid to maintain parking capacity while the improvement works are carried out.
Speaking at the meeting, Coun Richard Morris, Portfolio holder for Economic growth and housing, said: “Car parks are immensely important to supporting the economies of the town centres and it will be good to see this work done.”