Work is now completed on the new lorry park on Great North Road, Newark.
An extension to Newark’s coach and lorry park has been completed, creating secure new spaces.
Newark and Sherwood District Council recently completed the work at the site on Great North Road, Newark, generating parking available for up to 200 vehicles and providing hauliers with much-needed space to park up and take a break.
It is also hoped that the additional spaces will reduce the number of lorries parking on pavements and verges in residential areas, potentially reducing complaints from residents.
Keith Girling, deputy leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We are delighted with the lorry park extension, it brings better facilities to Newark with more space for lorries to park safely and securely.
“The extension will have a positive impact on Newark’s economy by bringing more people into the area.”
The lorry park will also provide secure, off-street parking for day-visiting coaches to encourage more footfall into Newark attractions, boosting the local economy.
With ANPR-activated gates, the park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and enables vehicles to turn up, have their number plates scanned and leave easily after their stop.
The park is also fully equipped with a lorry wash, shower facilities, and restaurant serving homemade hot and cold food.
Certas Energy, the UK’s leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, is expanding its bunker refuelling site network with a new development at the lorry park.
Developed by Certas Energy in partnership with the council, the new HGV refuelling site will feature four high-speed pumps dispensing diesel fuel, gas oil and AdBlue at speeds of up to 120 litres per minute.
Mr Girling said: “We want the site to be somewhere drivers can access all of the facilities they need with speed and convenience, and the introduction of high-speed fuel pumps and cashless payment really improves this.”
Andrew Goodwin, national bunker manager for Certas Energy, said: “It is a pleasure to be partnering with Newark Lorry Park to help to deliver a ‘one-stop’ destination for drivers and hauliers.
“The Newark site is a key part of our wider strategy to extend our bunker site coverage across the UK’s strategic road network. Certas Energy is committed to boosting convenience for drivers all over the country, and our Newark site is another fantastic step towards this.”
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