Horsham District Council Press Release 25 April 2022:
Car park improvements to go ahead in Storrington
Residents and visitors in Storrington are set to benefit from new investment to improve the Mill Lane (Waitrose) car park in the village.
The proposed improvements will see increased parking bay sizes, an improved parking surface, improved drainage, new low-cost LED lighting and enabling works for EV charging points.
Following Horsham District Council’s introduction of an annual parking disc/permit scheme in April 2017, it was agreed that income received via this scheme would be reinvested back into the District’s car parks to improve the overall customer experience.
The improvements are set to start from 9 May 2022.
Commenting on the improvements, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Parking Cllr Tony Hogben said:
“I am pleased that the improvement works for the car park are now set to start which I am sure will create a much better user experience for all.
Customers using Steyning Fletchers Croft and Henfield Library car parks have already benefited from similar reinvestment with improved layouts, an increase in capacity and new surfacing.
This particular car park serves a large majority of the village’s visitors on a daily basis and is often the first place that visitors to the village see when they arrive, so it important that it provides a good first impression.”
In order to reduce any disruption, the car park will remain open during the renovation period, which is scheduled to be complete in early July 2022.
Alternative parking can also be found in the North Street (Library) car park.
Existing season ticket holders can also park in North Street where their tickets will be valid during the works.
Please note in order to enable the main works on 9 May, Openreach (BT) will be carrying out works in the small parking area accessed from Mill Lane from the 28 April 2022. Parking will be suspended in this area. The main car park will remain open during this time, as well as parking being available in the North Street (Library) car park.
The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.