Demolition work starts on disused Chesterfield car park

Demolition work started on the former West Bars car park in Chesterfield at the end of last month.
Demolition work started on the former West Bars car park in Chesterfield at the end of last month.
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Demolition work has started on a disused Chesterfield car park.

Work to knock down the derelict West Bars multi-storey started in the last few days.

Royal Mail, which owns the former car park, submitted a planning application to demolish it.

Morag Turnbull, of Royal Mail, said: “We are assessing all options for the future use of this site.

“No final decision has been made.”

The car park has not been in use since 2003.

When the Derbyshire Times revealed in March that the car park would be knocked down, readers praised the news.

Commenting on our Facebook page, Louise-Emily Marriott said: “It’s about time – it’s been an eyesore for years.

“Why has it taken so long?”

Wendy Joel said: “I’m glad something is being done.

“It seemed pointless having a sculpture to welcome visitors from one side of Chesterfield, while on the other you get a crumbling, ugly car park.”

On the Derbyshire Times website, one reader commented: “Excellent news!

“The eyesore destruction can only improve the area.”

Tina Whileman said she would like to see the site transformed into a car park for Royal Mail staff.

David Fieldsend suggested the site could could be used as a fair.