A NEW pay and display car park could be created close to a flagging High Street improving access for shops and boosting trade.
The plans have been put forward by the owners of Harrier House at 21 Yiewsley High Street, Harrier Properties Limited, who have seen two applications to build a offices and a hotel on the site rejected.
Harrier House itself has since been demolished, and the owners are keen that the site does not become derelict and is used for the benefit of the community.
Proposals have been submitted to Hillingdon Council for a 65 space car park, which would exist for a minimum of two years.
Harrier Properties said: "This application follows discussion with car parking operators which reveal there is local demand for car parking in this area.
"It is considered that a temporary car park will be a beneficial use to the High Street, thus reducing demand and impact for existing car parking in the area."
Last year Yiewsley High Street was named as the worst hit by the recession by the British Property Federation, and when the Gazette spoke to traders, one of the reasons blamed for its struggles was the lack of parking space.
Mr Singh, who runs Kodak Express in the High Street, said: "Almost 30 shops closed between 2008 and 2009, there is nowhere for people passing through to park."
The new car park would also be convenient for those accessing West Drayton Rail Station, just a short walk away, although no details are yet available, whether the car park would facilitate all day parking, or just short term stays.
Hillingdon Council are considering the option, and will make a decision at a date yet to be confirmed.