Quite a few people have been in touch with me after reading about the suggestion by the Labour-run Council, that the ‘sunken’ Dips or the strip of land next to the railway embankment on New Brighton promenade may be used for overflow car parking. Quite rightly, they’re up in arms that these recreational areas used by Wirral residents and day trippers for decades could be turned into a concrete car park. These areas are an extension of our parks and green belt spaces, to even consider concreting this area is appalling.
When Neptune first approached the Council for the New Brighton Development, they were told to undertake a Traffic Impact Study, when it was concluded we said it was flawed and had underestimated the traffic it would attract. Our concerns were ignored.
New Brighton has always been a bottle neck and no one yet has come up with an ideal solution. Using the Dips is not the answer.