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Park & Ride scheme and Health Campus plans submitted

March 8, 2019 12:40 PM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

Southampton Liberal Democats have welcomed the submission of plans for a Park & Ride scheme at Adanac Park on the western outskirts of the city - and are calling for Labour-run Southampton City Council to provide similiar schemes for the rest of the city's residents and workers.

Park & Ride plans for Adanac Park (Daily Echo)As reported in the Daily Echo, the plans from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and a private developer propose to make permanent the temporary Park & Ride facility already on the site, as well as the construction of a Health Campus.

The Park & Ride service, as at present, will initially be for the sole use of NHS staff.

Local Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson Alexander Clifton-Melhuish comments:

"It is excellent to see UHS and their partners taking the initiative and investing in schemes like this, as they can have a real impact on health and wellbeing in the city.

"It's just a shame that the Labour-run City Council can't show that level of initiative or imagination.

"We urge Southampton Labour to get behind our Park & Ride campaign."

Sam ChapmanCoxford by-election candidate Sam Chapman adds:

"Having worked at Southampton General, I know how bad the traffic and parking situation in and around the hospital can be.

"Many of the people I have met on the doorsteps have told me that Labour aren't doing enough for their area, or for the city. That might explain why Labour have failed to win in the ward for years.

"We have also received support for our Park & Ride campaign from residents all across the city.

"The trouble is, Labour aren't listening. We can make them listen, by voting Liberal Democrat on March 14th."

You can support our campaign for Park & Ride facilities in Southampton here: http://soton.lib.dm/ParkandRide