Residents in Penarth Marina are complaining that a 60-space public car park in Plymouth Park is being used “en mass” by clients and visitors to the business hub “Tec Marina” .
Some residents say there are often so many cars parked in the Plymouth Park parking ground that they are having to leave their cars some distance away in places like Marconi Avenue .
Tec Marina – which provides office and conference accommodation for a number of different businesses – has its own car park aty the rear of its premises.
A Tec Marina statement says “We have recently had work done in the car park of Tec Marina which now allows for us to park 21 cars, along with 2 disabled spaces, motor-bike and bikes spaces. This car park is now full to capacity but was kept clear of cars, for safety reasons, whilst the work was being carried out, which may be the reason the local residents thought we were not using it, however I can assure you we now are.”
The firm says “The local Council has been extremely supportive of the work we have done at Tec Marina and has recently granted us planning permission for 6 more car parking spaces and work will commence on this shortly.”
Plymouth Park comprises the filled-in Western end of what was once half of the Inner Basin of Penarth Docks. In the 1970s and early 80s a large amount of waste and refuse was dumped in the disused dock by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, covered-over and grassed. A network of pipes had to be installed [ and later re-installed] to draw-off flammable gases like methane so that they could be burned-off at a central installation located in the centre of Plymouth Park car park . The area is owned by the Welsh Labour Government.