Car Park in Richings Park
There is a proposed application for a new commuter car park on land near to Iver railway station, immediately to the east of Richings Park. The scheme will address current and future demand for parking by users of the new Elizabeth line (Crossrail) which is due to commence services in 2019. Coupled with a Traffic Regulation Order covering Richings Park, the scheme will not only provide a much needed facility for users of the rail connection, but will alleviate parking problems being experienced in the residential area.
There is no commuter car park at Iver at present and as a result rail users park on residential streets in Richings Park. While the residential streets can physically accommodate the current demand, this does cause inconvenience and frustration for existing residents. When Crossrail opens it is likely that demand will increase significantly and greater pressure will be put on the existing facilities. Further housing development is also likely in the area in the future and this is likely to generate more demand for parking by rail users.
170303 Richings Park Planning statement