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Plan to reopen disused carpark

PUBLISHED: 14:20 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:23 23 August 2010

LAND at a former multi-storey car park could be reopened as another car park after lying unused for more than five years. The plot at Lord Street, Gravesend, was recently returned to Gravesham Borough Council by developers Barratts after it failed to bui

LAND at a former multi-storey car park could be reopened as another car park after lying unused for more than five years.

The plot at Lord Street, Gravesend, was recently returned to Gravesham Borough Council by developers Barratts after it failed to build a housing project within their allotted time.

At a council cabinet meeting on Monday, members agreed that the land should return to its former use as a temporary car park, with the work to be financed by compensation, believed to be around £1million, paid by Barratts for their inactivity.

Some of these funds have already been used to repay a £313,520 debt taken from the council housing budget in 2004 by the previous administration to pay for developments at Lord Street and Parrock Road

The decision will go before full council in March.

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