New car park for Malton

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , jennifer.bell@thepress.co.uk

FORMER factory buildings in the centre of a Ryedale town will make way for a temporary car park after approval was given for them to be knocked down.

The Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate has secured permission to demolish the industrial site known as the County Bridge Works on Castlegate, in Malton, after the buildings were left standing empty following the departure of their previous tenants, steel fabricators Taylor Brown, to new premises.

Agents acting for the estate said the plan was to clear the site so it could be redeveloped in future, but it can be used as extra parking for up to 90 vehicles in the meantime.

The estate said that since becoming vacant, the three interconnecting buildings had deteriorated and were “unsightly”, and the site could become a temporary long-stay car park for Malton and Norton until a full development scheme is brought forward.
 

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8:41pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Woody G Mellor says...

Sadly, it will forevermore be a car park, instead of a place of employment and manufacturing.
Sadly, it will forevermore be a car park, instead of a place of employment and manufacturing. Woody G Mellor
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11:37pm Sun 18 Nov 12

jan1060 says...

Where on earth are they thinking they can put in an access to that site? Its on a blind corner in one of the most congested parts of Malton - it's just an accident waiting to happen - madness!
Where on earth are they thinking they can put in an access to that site? Its on a blind corner in one of the most congested parts of Malton - it's just an accident waiting to happen - madness! jan1060
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12:45pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Maltonian says...

This site is a real eyesore - getting rid of the buildings will at least be a small step towards overall improvement.
This site is a real eyesore - getting rid of the buildings will at least be a small step towards overall improvement. Maltonian
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8:02pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jan1060 says...

No problem with the idea of taking the buildings down - just think a carpark is a silly idea - obviously not thought out properly. Anyone who uses Castlegate on a regular basis, or remembers the whole area coming to a halt everytime Browns tried to get their vehicles out, will agree. I thought we had spent a fortune on Brambling Fields to ease congestion in Malton and now the Estate come in and suggest something that could put us back where we started. Joined up thinking only please! Or have they just realised that if they take out the Catlemarket, they need to find somewhere to put all the cars that park there all day for free when it goes?
No problem with the idea of taking the buildings down - just think a carpark is a silly idea - obviously not thought out properly. Anyone who uses Castlegate on a regular basis, or remembers the whole area coming to a halt everytime Browns tried to get their vehicles out, will agree. I thought we had spent a fortune on Brambling Fields to ease congestion in Malton and now the Estate come in and suggest something that could put us back where we started. Joined up thinking only please! Or have they just realised that if they take out the Catlemarket, they need to find somewhere to put all the cars that park there all day for free when it goes? jan1060
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10:59pm Wed 21 Nov 12

rattled in ryedale says...

hmm, they've just blocked a perfectly good site from being used as a car park here in pickering, which was much needed as evidenced by the amount of cars parked there.

Now they propose a car park on one of the most congested streets for miles - why?!!
hmm, they've just blocked a perfectly good site from being used as a car park here in pickering, which was much needed as evidenced by the amount of cars parked there. Now they propose a car park on one of the most congested streets for miles - why?!! rattled in ryedale
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12:51pm Wed 28 Nov 12

AnEyeForDetail says...

That is a fantastic idea! And it might ease the congestion - Park & Walk.
That is a fantastic idea! And it might ease the congestion - Park & Walk. AnEyeForDetail
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