Penrith Industrial BID Expands Parking Facilities

In a significant development for the Penrith Business Parks, the Penrith Industrial Business Improvement District (BID) has successfully secured planning permission from Westmorland and Furness Council to address the growing need for parking space within the estate. This strategic move comes in response to the burgeoning businesses and workforce within the estate, ensuring that employees have adequate parking without obstructing roadways.

The project involves the development of a dedicated parking area capable of accommodating up to 30 vehicles, providing a safe and convenient solution for those commuting to the thriving business district. These much-needed parking spaces will alleviate concerns raised by both businesses and local authorities regarding congestion caused by vehicles parked along roadways.

The expansion of the parking facilities is an essential step in enhancing the overall working environment on the Penrith Business Parks. With companies experiencing steady growth and more employees joining the workforce, providing a well-organised parking solution has become paramount.

This initiative is a testament to the Penrith Industrial BID’s commitment to actively address and resolve the concerns of its member businesses and the broader community. By taking the community’s feedback on board, the BID has demonstrated its ability to adapt and evolve in response to the evolving needs of the business parks.

Furthermore, in line with environmental concerns and the push toward sustainable practices, the BID has also obtained planning permission for the installation of up to four electric vehicle (EV) charging points. These charging stations will not only contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of the business parks but also cater to the increasing number of EV users among the workforce.

Though the planning process may have taken some time to complete, the Penrith Industrial BID is now poised to embark on the development of this parking area and the installation of the charging points. The approval for this project is a testament to the strong collaboration between the BID, Westmorland and Furness Council, and the local business community.

This significant step forward aligns with the Penrith Industrial BID’s overarching mission: to continually enhance the trading and working environment within the Penrith Business Parks. With planning permission granted, the business parks can now look forward to the timely execution of this essential project, enhancing the accessibility and sustainability of the area.