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A FORMER coal yard in Carmarthen could be turned into a car park.

The site off Old Station Road would be cleared and resurfaced, with some strips of wildflowers planted.

The car park would have space for just over 100 cars, with 12 of them disabled spaces.

It would flank the existing Old Station Road car park and be open from 7am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Drivers would pay at a manned kiosk, and there would be a separate access for pedestrians.

A transport study carried out on behalf of applicant Gary Jones said Carmarthen had a shortage of long-term parking spaces, and that the “minor” traffic increase created by the new one could be accommodated by surrounding roads.

The planned car park is half a hectare, and in an area considered at risk of flooding in a 1 in 1,000-year event.

A flood consequence assessment submitted as part of the application has recommended that the site is added to Natural Resources Wales’s flood warning scheme, and that a flood response plan is prepared.

But it said modelling had indicated that the site was not expected to be at risk of tidal flooding.

Elsewhere in Carmarthen, a 122-space car park will be built as part of a new Lidl store at the former police station at Friars Park.

Lidl’s plans were approved by Carmarthenshire Council’s planning committee last month.

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