A BRAND new six-figure, state-of-the-art car park is set to raise its barriers for the first time this weekend in Luss.

The new £750,000 parking space, built by Sunax construction and financed by Luss Estates, has been dubbed Luss South Car Park and will hold 250 cars, replacing the old north car park which has been neglected over recent years.

The car park is also said to alleviate parking issues around the village, and has taken over eight years from the initial proposal in the Luss Strategic Development Plan to bring the new car park to fruition.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Photo Credit: 1500 Photography. The new car park can be seen under construction on the far left hand side of the imagePhoto Credit: 1500 Photography. The new car park can be seen under construction on the far left hand side of the image

Alongside car parking spaces, four electric charging points are also being developed on the site, with temporary toilets set up and ready before permanent restrooms are installed at a later date.

Patrick Colquhoun, assistant CEO at Luss Estates stated: “We are delighted to be opening Luss South Car Park, as well as a beautiful new village green, and a safe and enjoyable playpark in the village.

“Our £750,000 total investment in these developments will be transformational for Luss and will instantly and dramatically improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors.”

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Dave Pretswell of Luss and Arden Community Council commented: “Our community faces huge challenges from the increasing numbers of visitors who wish to come to Luss and unless visitor cars are excluded from the residential heart of the village, with its narrow streets and Victorian infrastructure, then both the quality of life for residents and the ‘visitor experience’ can only continue to deteriorate.

“This new car park by Luss Estates forms an essential part of a wider, community-sponsored traffic management initiative for Luss village which has been in detailed preparation since 2016 and earlier and is designed to achieve that aim of removal of non-residential traffic from the heart of the village.”