Access & parking
The Harbour Plan includes distinct commercial, residential, and public spaces. Extensive work has gone into designing how the redeveloped harbour works for visitors, residents, and traders, ensuring vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians can safely co-exist.
We have listened to the public’s concerns about the importance of car parking on the harbour, seafront, and surrounding area – and have been working on a solution. At the public exhibitions for Plots A, D, E and The Harbour Plan, an average of 56.9% of the public told us there was not enough car parking on the seafront, while only 21.5% thought there was.
The current harbour car park (Prince Harry/Harbour House) offers 560 spaces and there are other public car parks in and around the harbour.
The proposal is to create a basement car park under the whole harbour development offering a mix of residents and visitor parking, plus two floors of podium car park for visitors. It is expected that we will deliver an estimated 1,000 parking spaces, split between residents and the public.
A further 500 residents’ parking spaces are already planned to be created for the new homes built within Plots A-E.
The company is also preparing proposals to develop an additional 600 car parking spaces near the development. If the proposals progress, they will be the subject of a future public exhibition and planning application.
The Harbour will be a pedestrian and cyclist priority space. Cycling stands on each street and cycle hire provision are incorporated into the plans and residential plots.
Safe management of deliveries and service vehicles has also been designed into the scheme. Delivery vehicles
and vehicles dropping off residents or reduced mobility visitors will be permitted on a timed basis. Emergency and waste vehicles have also been accommodated into the access strategy.
Discussions have been had with local public transport operators about how to improve connectivity.