The first phase of the long-awaited residents parking scheme will be in place by end-August.
has been pressing for
these proposals for ten years –they have only got this far because LRA
Chris Pond has fought so doggedly for them!
We hope that residents will support the proposals –
they won’t be perfect, but given NEPP’s huge backlog of
requests for parking reviews, they represent the only chance in the
foreseeable future for residents to gain some respite from commuter
notices start going up today and there’ll be a letter drop to residents
in the area covered by the scheme (which will include the permit
prices). The proposals cover the roads NEPP considers to be
worst-affected – phase 2 should follow in around a year.
The next step is for
residents to give their comments – please do copy
proposals are separate from the scheme for
off-street parking bays in Torrington Drive that some residents have
about from the District Council. The Council’s Area Housing Manager has
suggested it might be sensible to make the same £48 permit available
off-street parking bays as for the newly-proposed on-street bays, but
only an indication at present -we await further details.