Plymouth waterfront site to be bullldozed and turned into car park
A FORMER fruit wholesaler's near the city's waterfront is set to be bulldozed and the land turned into a car park.
Plymouth City Council wants to demolish the derelict Bretonside warehouse to provide 15 new parking spaces in the area.
The single-storey How Street building, which was once home to fruit wholesaler Marquand Brothers, backs onto the existing car park on the corner of Breton Side and Vauxhall Street, which would be extended under the council's plans.
The local authority's corporate property department says in an application to begin demolition work that the disused warehouse has become "surplus to requirements".
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It was last used in September 2010, to store the council's Christmas decorations, lights and illuminations.
According to the application, specialists would have to be called in to remove asbestos sheeting and weakened structural elements which are causing "concern".
A decision is due on the site's future early next month.