Work is now under way on a long stay car park for Yarm.
The site behind Barclays Bank on the High Street is being prepared ahead of the car park being created by Stockton Council.
Once complete there will be 38 long stay spaces available there.
They will complement the existing long-stay car parks at Castle Dyke Wynd and The Old Market as well as the short-stay spaces on the High Street.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people visiting, working and living in Yarm to park and have been working hard for a number of years to find a parking solution which would meet their needs.
“As part of this work we are creating additional long-stay spaces and I’m delighted we are now seeing this ambition become a reality. The new car park will be an asset to the thriving town.
“Meanwhile, we are continuing to work towards other solutions to bring additional long-stay car parking to Yarm.”
Just last month Stockton Council finished improvements around Yarm Town Hall and war memorial as part of a £500,000 scheme which included:
- Paving the area around the Town Hall with Yorkshire Stone which is complemented by a small area of porphyry “cobble sets” to make it easier for people to get to the Town Hall, disabled toilet and war memorial
- Upgrading the Pelican crossings to Puffin crossings with sensors so people can cross the road more easily and safely
- Introducing new lighting to illuminate the Town Hall at night and heritage style street lighting throughout the High Street
- Enhancing CCTV coverage to improve community safety It is anticipated that the car park behind Barclays Bank will be complete by the end of the year.