Temporary parking system sought for popular shops centre

PUBLISHED: 12:52 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:43 06 May 2010

TEMPORARY extra parking could be added at the Colney Fields shopping centre in a bid to cope with the Christmas rush. Sainsbury s has applied for planning permission to put up a temporary car deck over part of the London Colney shopping centre. Christmas

TEMPORARY extra parking could be added at the Colney Fields shopping centre in a bid to cope with the Christmas rush.

Sainsbury's has applied for planning permission to put up a temporary car deck over part of the London Colney shopping centre.

Christmas shoppers using the centre last year found parking was at a premium after a substantial number of the original parking spaces were lost to the building of new stores and a large extension to Marks and Spencer.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury's, which owns most of the Colney Fields car park, said: "It is quite common to do this at times of extra pressure on spaces. We use a metal modular structure which can be easily dismantled when no longer needed. It takes about four days to put up."

The extra deck -- to be placed near the access road to the M25 -- should provide about 100 extra spaces and would be taken down in January.

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