Cheshire East appear to have sold a Poynton car park with no liaison or consultation with residents or the local elected CE Councillors. The car park is on Towers Road, close to the junction with Park Lane, by the entrance to Woburn Court. It was added as a public car park when Woburn Court was built in the late 1980’s.
Some shops in the area, have been converted to residential use, but the demand for public car parking remains, including those attending the local Church and various classes at the Hockley Centre.
However, the car park has recently been sold by Cheshire East, and “No Parking” signs erected. At no time did Cheshire East consult the local Ward Councillors Jos Saunders and Nicky Wylie, the Town Councilor local users of the car park. If they had done so, the Ward and Town Councillors would have made it very clear that this car park is a public facility that is still much needed. Closing the car park will lead to more people parking on Towers Road and Hockley Road, which are already congested.
Poynton’s Conservative Councillors are pursuing Cheshire East, which is run by a Labour – Independent coalition, to find out what has prompted the sale of the car park, and are seeking its immediate reinstatement as a public facility, bearing in mind that there was zero consultation and no consideration for the public and Poynton residents.