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Owners of East Kilbride precinct car park say customers won't be hit with parking charges

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A private firm has said customers of an East Kilbride shopping precinct won't be hit in the pocket after signs appeared displaying parking fees.

Westwood Square was bought by property investors Knightsbridge in 2019 for an eye-watering £1 million, with promises to improve the area after years of neglect.Local businesses and councillors raised concerns over the maintenance of the car park area and the poor condition of the road.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Works began in recent weeks with concerns raised over parking charges - and signs then appearing warning of a fine if failing to comply with parking tariffs.However, when Lanarkshire Live previously contacted Knightsbridge they made no comment other than the car park area had been sold on to another firm - Gatehead Ltd.Gatehead said at the time they had plans for repairs, but needed "other users of the site to pay their fair share" for the upkeep of the roads.They now say any money generated from parking charges will help "improve the car parks" as well as "monitoring fly-tipping" in the area.Councillor Gerry Convery has long called for potholes to be repaired and the road and Westwood Square to be properly maintained.He previously told us that parking charges would be the "nail in the coffin" for the shopping centre and hit out at the car

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