Preparatory works on the Millers Garage site will begin shortly. The vacant plot was acquired by South Somerset District Council in 2014, with a view to constructing a car park, to alleviate the problem of a shortfall in long stay parking in Crewkerne. Crewkerne Town Council are the owners of the joining strip of land between the lane leading from Henhayes to the Millers Garage site.
In a recent statement, Crewkerne Town Council said: “The town council is pleased to be able to confirm that SSDC will begin preparatory works on the Millers Garage site very shortly. The site was purchased by SSDC to create another, well needed long stay car park for the town. The first works to be undertaken will be the removal of a number of trees at the bottom of the Millers Garage site, adjacent to the Henhayes Recreation Ground and the removal of the fence and pedestrian gate at the far end of the Henhayes car park. These works will enable SSDC to put an access track into the bottom of the Millers Garage site. There is likely to be some temporary minor disruption in the Henhayes car park while the preparatory works are underway.”
Further works at the Millers Garage site will include the demolition of several disused buildings, including the former reception and showroom for Crewkerne Car Centre, with its frontage onto East Street. Full construction of the new car park is due to be carried out in the spring/summer of next year.