Sale of Gillies Car Park

Parking SignFareham Borough Council has sold The Gillies public car park to Aldi supermarket in West Street, Fareham.

We have no objection to this sale as it seems to be a very sensible way of helping the expanding demand for car parking at the supermarket. At present the car park is little used and therefore the agreement not only helps the supermarket but also gives the council some much needed extra money.

As this sale has now been agreed we’re sure the residents of Fareham would wish to know how much the council received from Aldi for this fairly large piece of land in the centre of town. We believe the Council has a duty to show the sale is good value for money to the local taxpayer.

Labour has written to Fareham Borough Council asking for the amount of money the council received from this sale to be disclosed.