An N Post article highlights NCT’s plans to redevelop the west end of the larger of its 2 depot buildings, with a new and extra entrance from Pyatt Street. The proposal could enable a larger electricity sub-station to re-charge more buses (and potentially do more for other Meadows development, including for green projects); and may also enable the demolition of the Gotham bus depot – for housing. In 2011, the expectation was that the 2 main city NCT bus depots would move to the former Manvers school site and the Meadows site cleared for housing. But that plan went some years back. Now, the Lower Parliament Street bus depot has become about servicing the double deckers and The Meadows depot about the single-deckers, some of which may become electric powered over time. But, there may be features within the buildings worth protection, and the existing perimeter buildings blend in incredibly well with the existing streetscape – you can forget that they are there. Hard to envisage modern buildings fitting in so well. The Civic Society have raised concerns and some constituents have protested.
Borrowed Tracey Whitefoot’s photo cos mine on the phone weren’t very good.
Checked out departure of cars after the event, and there was no congestion north of Bathley Street – a distinct improvement.
Assumed therefore that attendance was lower, but it wasn’t.
Still some issues of inconvenience for residents’ parking along Bathley Street.
Following a complaint about tipping in private alleyways behind houses not being enforced by uniformed officers, may well explore being quicker to clear such waste and to charge property owners for the service.
Around the Old Meadows, checking on front walls and cleanliness, and finding some of the private back alleyways not being looked after by property owners.
Old Meadows in Bloom is getting ready for a visit by the inspectors.