The hotel development on South Parade

The beleaguered residents who are neighbours of the hotel development on South Parade have revived a suggestion they made a year ago that they should be allowed free Parking Spaces in the Manvers Street car park. To compensate for the loss of on street parking.

When they first raised it BANES rejected the idea. But they have now suffered another year of misery and disruption so feel their position should be reconsidered particularly as they have learned from the contractor’s staff that BANEs are being compensated for their loss of revenue.

This development continues to be a mess that reflects badly on BANES and highlights what we have been calling for some time, the need for a proper review of how BANES approves and monitors major construction projects in the city centre.