Upper Lodge Car Park Closure
Date posted: Friday 1st October 2010
The Friends of Bushy and Home Parksâ€™ aims are to protect and enhance the park.
The original plan to close the Upper Lodge Car Park was made before the increase in facilities following the success of the National Heritage Lottery Grant projects. We have seen a significant increase in visitors attracted particularly by both the Pheasantry and the Water Gardens and the fact that the replacement car park outside Clapperstile Gate is about 6000 square metres smaller than originally planned is already causing car parking overload. It is also true to say that there is insufficient signage for the new car park.
A real concern of the Friends is that drivers will spend more time searching for a place to park and this will result in severe congestion around the one way system around Diana causing more CO2 emissions than simply parking. We think, therefore, a review is a responsible decision of the Royal Parks.
The Friends of Bushy & Home Parks