Market Place Parking Bays Suspended – 1st Aug to 15th Sept
August Disruption to Market Place, Chalfont St Peter
There will be major traffic disruption to Chalfont St Peter’s main thoroughfare, Market Place, during the month of August. The house builders of the new large, development on the Holy Cross convent site, Persimmon, will be installing a footpath on the other side of the road from the shop fronts, running from the former Budgens supermarket up to the entrance to dentists’ surgery. There will also be a vehicular entrance to the new development about half way along Market Place.
In addition, a pedestrian crossway (not a zebra crossing) from the new footpath to the existing shop front footpath is planned near the entrance to The Vale. The Parish Council has objected to this on safety grounds. Traffic congestion, including the heavy goods vehicles visiting the builders merchants, Grant and Stone, make this location unsafe for pedestrians. Buckinghamshire County Council is considering our objection.
Persimmon, in partnership with BCC, will also be suspending all parking bays in Market Place from the 1st August until 15th September. The Parish Council is concerned for our local shopkeepers, and has requested that Persimmon work with BCC to lengthen the current one hour free parking in Church Lane Car Park, while this work is being done.
The Parish Council is pushing Persimmon to pay for an extra free hour’s carparking (the first one hour is currently free for users and paid for by the Parish Council) in the Church Lane carpark to compensate for the loss of the Market Place parking.
The Parish Council recommends that residents make due allowance for extra journey times through Chalfont St Peter during August. These are circumstances beyond our control but we are resolute in our determination to force Persimmon to minimise the disruption by completing the works as quickly as possible.
If you wish to speak to anybody with regards the phase 1 – Market Place parking suspension, please speak to the Holy Cross Site Manager, Terry Robbens on 07469 154185