‘Car park proposal for meadow has benefits’

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ALLOWING a meadow to be paved over to create a car park has been given the blessing of Tring Town Council in a bid to solve parking problems in the area, and because of the tourism benefits.

The Natural History Museum in Tring has teamed up with The Woodland Trust on a project called Experience Tring, and has submitted a planning application to build the car park on Dawes Meadow off Hastoe Lane.

At Monday night’s (January 23) council meeting members wanted to show their full support of the application by recommending it to Dacorum Borough Council, which makes the final decisions on most planning matters.

Councillor Harvey Alison said: “It’s a shame to see a meadow converted into a car park but I would like to personally endorse this because it’s not just for the museum, the project will increase the footfall of Tring Park.

“And we all know the problems with parking in Akeman Street.”

The Experience Tring project is still in its early stages but The Woodland Trust has already won a development grant of £11,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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