By Andrew Ffrench - Oxford Mail
ABINGDON’S multi-storey car park could be demolished as part of a major revamp of The Charter area in the town centre.
The 443-space car park off Stert Street would be replaced by a 700-space car park serving a new supermarket, a council chief said.
The Malthouse Surgery and Abingdon Library would have to move to the first floor of The Charter, leading to concerns about patient access.
Vale of White Horse District Council leaders said plans to a redevelop the former Woolworths store, now occupied by Poundland, and a new hotel are still on the table. No supermarket has been named.
They said the new car park would accommodate spaces lost from the multi-storey. Work could start in 2014.
Matt Prosser, the council’s strategic director, said: “This scheme involves the reprovision of the library and the surgery, and creating a larger retail unit for a superstore.
“We would also like to replace the multi-storey with new parking facilities which are much more user-friendly and will suit modern car requirements better.
“I think the changes would improve this part of Abingdon. We want to have a good range of retail units in the centre so that shoppers don’t keep disappearing off to Oxford and other shopping centres.
“We want to safeguard Abingdon town centre.”
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10th July 2012
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