27th September 2016
I am writing to inform staff and students that the College has been made aware by Devonshire Park Ltd, our neighbours and owners of the land next to the College; that their agreement with the College to use the Brixham Road access route across their land into the rear of Vantage Point has been under review.
For a number of years we have had Devonshire Park’s permission to use the car and pedestrian access off Brixham Road to reach our car parks and the rear of the College, however this review has led to us receiving notice that from today (27/09/16) all access may be closed, possibly at short notice. If this happens, access to the College’s rear car parks, Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and College Way will only be possible via Long Road.
College staff and students (holding authorised permits), are reminded that they are allowed to use the car parks to the rear of the main Vantage Point building and the recently opened Syntech Car Park (signposted just before our main Long Road entrance). Visitors may park on the College site in designated areas, but not in the Syntech car park.
Staff and students must be aware that the land on either side of our access roadway from Brixham Road, is private property, and parking here is prohibited by the landowner Devonshire Park Ltd. Any vehicles parked there today (27/09/16), must be removed by 1800 latest.
The College has already begun working with Torbay Council on plans to reduce the impact of this possible closure. These plans will include monitoring traffic light timings at the junction of Long Road with Brixham Road, and any possible adjustments to ensure traffic does not have to queue unnecessarily, as well as developing longer term plans to create a new lay-by on Long Road for waiting buses.
We would now actively encourage students and staff who have yet to purchase a parking exit pass to refer to the Winter Term Parking information boards or College online shop HERE
Note: Access barrier use will be reinstated as usual with effect from Monday 3rd October 2016.
We will of course let you have further updates as soon as we have them, but I wanted to reassure you that the College is already working hard with partner agencies to take action to reduce the impact if termination of our access is decided by Devonshire Park Ltd, and also that all staff and students are aware of the permitted locations of where they may park, following change of arrangements with our neighbour.
Do make sure to allow for these changes in your travel plans to and from the College and give yourself enough time to suit your timetable and work needs.
Property Services Manager