New car park for Sleaford opening in time for Easter

The entrance to the new car park off Grantham Road, Sleaford. EMN-160315-134142001
The entrance to the new car park off Grantham Road, Sleaford. EMN-160315-134142001

A new 100-space car park will open on the south side of Sleaford on Monday.

Located at the town centre end of Grantham Road, south of the railway crossing, the new facility constructed by North Kesteven District Council on disused industrial land is ideally placed for anyone wanting to catch the train and commute or head to work in town – or enjoy a full day of shopping or sightseeing.

The low-cost parking - at only £2 per day Monday to Saturday and free Sundays and Bank holidays - offers motorists the chance to avoid driving around the one-way system or risk delays by the level crossing.

North Kesteven District Council has created this secure, off-road, barrier-controlled facility to help expand parking provision at the town centre perimeter and reduce numbers of cars parked on nearby residential streets.

This is the beginning of the realisation of the Car Parking Strategy for Sleaford Masterplan and dovetails neatly with a range of initiatives planned and underway to support economic regeneration locally.

Council Leader Marion Brighton, said: “Delivery of much-needed car parking such as this will support the future of the town.

“It is integral to the jigsaw of initiatives which form the regeneration vision for Sleaford.”

This is the first of a number of new car parks anticipated over the next few years.