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November 21 2018
By The routeone team

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Support tourist economy

There is, finally, some movement on The Maltings redevelopment in Salisbury, but my concern is that the coach park is planned to become housing.

I feel that the loss of the coach park where much vital tourist income arrives will have serious consequences.

Annually thousands of coaches bringing visitors go to the coach park. The visitors have a safe and convenient walk to the city.

If the coach park is built on, the coaches will travel into the heart of the city, unload and then drive out to park, only to return to a pick-up point later in the day.

These double movements in the already busy medieval streets could cause more gridlock in the summer. There is a danger that coach operators will drop Salisbury from their itinerary altogether, visitor numbers will fall and local business will lose so many customers.  

I hope that the planning application – when it appears – will show support for Salisbury's tourist economy by retaining and even enhancing the coach park on its present site.

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