Honiton town council confirms Beehive car park changes

Honiton Beehive car park

Honiton's Beehive car park will be managed by the district council - Credit: Tim Dixon

Honiton Town Council has agreed to lease its car park at the Beehive community complex  to East Devon District Council so that parking can be managed by the district authority.

Councillor Phillip Carrigan, chairman of the town’s finance and policy committee, said: “This is welcome, finalising the planned changes to the car park.” 

The town council said in a statement on Monday: “Permits will be provided to the Honiton Community Complex, pay and display parking will be introduced, free parking for those displaying a disabled ‘blue badge’ will be provided, a loading bay will be secured, electric vehicle charging points should be installed and coach parking will be continued.”

Councillor Paul Hayward, EDDC’s deputy leader and portfolio holder for economy, asset management and regeneration, said: “I am delighted that successful negotiations between the councils have come to an end and as a result, the district council can now take over the operation of the Beehive car park as per the terms agreed for the mutual benefit of the Beehive, the town council and car park users alike.”

The next step will be to complete the lease agreements for the two councils to sign and for EDDC to set up the car park changes. 

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