Your MP, Tobias Ellwood, has launched a petition to review the sale of Southbourne Crossroads Car Park
Southbourne Crossroads car park was identified in 2017 by Bournemouth Council as underutilised, operating at a loss and surplus to requirements, and offered as a redevelopment site along with other underused car parks in Bournemouth at that time.
Post pandemic has changed that completely. Visitor numbers have not only returned but staycations are rising and the demand for beach parking is increasing, with 3/4 of our visitors travelling by car.
Removal of a key beach front amenity in favour of residential development, exacerbated by insufficient parking for the residents of that development, compounds our parking problems and more widely will damage our tourism reputation.