New 68-space car park for Seaton

PUBLISHED: 09:13 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:00 11 August 2016

Pictured (l to r) Cllr Iain Chubb (EDDC Environment portfolio holder), Cllr Jim Knight (Seaton ward member), Mike Ruiter (Seaton Jurassic), Simon Harris (EDDC).

Pictured (l to r) Cllr Iain Chubb (EDDC Environment portfolio holder), Cllr Jim Knight (Seaton ward member), Mike Ruiter (Seaton Jurassic), Simon Harris (EDDC).

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The Underfleet West long stay park will help meet peak demand, say council chiefs

A new 68-space long-stay car park has been opened in Seaton.

It comes after East Devon District Council (EDDC) decided there was insufficient capacity to cope with peak demand.

Located opposite EDDC’s new Seaton Jurassic visitor attraction, on land owned by the authority, Underfleet West has been designed to accommodate overflow from the long-stay car park opposite.

It will be open between 8am and 8pm throughout the summer holidays on days when the council expects that it will be needed most by customers wishing to visit Seaton and its many attractions.

The car park surface has been constructed using Gridforce, an open cell product on a free draining granular stone base. The cells have been filled with a growing medium known as root zone and grass seed has been spread over the whole car park.

Underfleet will operate a long-stay pay-and-display tariff and customers can pay by cash or by using their mobile phone. More frequent users can take advantage of East Devon’s cost-saving permits.

It will be possible for customers to park their cars there overnight, although they should be aware that the car park will be locked between 8pm to 8am. This is a precaution to ensure it does not attract any vehicle-related anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The new car park will serve visitors, residents and Seaton’s business community during the town’s busiest time of year, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

“The additional parking will enable more visitors to enjoy the many and varied attractions of this wonderful Jurassic Coast town.”


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