The top car park in Kyle in early morning
Arguably car parking is the biggest issue in Kyle, as most of the traffic passing through the village doesn’t stop because there is nowhere to park. With most of the parking places taken up by people who travel to work in Kyle, local businesses are not only missing out on the increasing tourist season in the area but are truly disadvantaged and unable to grow. This in turn has an impact on the amount of products and services local people can access in Kyle.
Parking has always been an issue in Kyle as the topography does not allow for easy and straightforward development, forcing us to consider innovative solutions such as infills and building over the railway track. With the financial support from SSE, we have appointed an engineering company, Fairhurst, to carry out a feasibility study of car parking in Kyle. They’ve carried out a desktop study and a site visit and developed a map with proposed locations for car parking. Some sites have already been discounted following the site visit and more investigations will have to be carried out to determine the site ownership and any prohibiting factors such as environmental impacts and costs. Your input is important to let us know which sites we should focus on in the next stage of the feasibility study where Fairhurst will design and cost out up to 1 large and 3 small car parks.
You can view the overall map of sites here, while the individual drawings are listed below:
We have prepared a survey where you can comment on each individual site. The entire survey is quite long, however there is an opportunity to provide an express overall feedback at the beginning of the survey to avoid going into detail for each separate site. We strongly advise that you comment as it will help to inform which sites we should focus on! We plan to accept comments until 8th July.
PAPER COPIES OF THE MAPS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE VIEWED IN:
– KYLE VILLAGE HALL – A1 copy & a comment sheet (drop it at KLCT office of the Village Hall’s mail box)
– KYLE LIBRARY – A3 COPY & a box for comments + a comment sheet
– HECTOR’S TO GO – A1 COPY & a box for comments + a comment sheet
– KYLE MEDICAL CENTRE – A3 COPY
– KYLE CO-OP – A3 COPY
– BOTH DENTISTS IN KYLE – A3 COPIES
– NOTICE BOARD AT THE PUBLIC TOILETS IN KYLE – A3 COPY.
You can also discuss the proposed sites with the Trust on:
– Friday 29th June, 1pm – 4pm at the Kyle Co-op
– Saturday 30th June, 9:30am – 1pm in the Lighthouse Christian Centre in Kyle