Updated 18 May

East Keswick Village Hall has submitted a planning application for a second car parking area on land behind the Hall and below the terrace. However, Peter Guildford, the Chairman of the Village Hall said the architect made a mistake in the planning application when he described the intended surface as tarmac and this was now being corrected. The intention, he said, was that the existing grass area would remain grass, or possibly artificial grass, to provide space to park twenty one vehicles for certain large events.

Peter said the project was discussed and agreed at the Village Hall AGM and that the application was part of a larger project to re-landscape the whole of the rear area and add some fixed furniture. He added that they were currently inviting landscaping and garden design companies to put forward ideas and tender for the work. His intention was to provide 'a modern, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing landscaping solution to the rear of the Village Hall'. 

You can view the application here. Any comments or objections have to be made by June 22nd. If approved, the plan would more than double the car parking capacity at the hall when required. The existing car park has twenty spaces.

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