Stroud MP calls for town parking remedy

Stroud MP calls for town parking remedy

Stroud MP calls for town parking remedy

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has taken the first step towards getting changes made to solve the problem surrounding the lack of parking for residents in Nailsworth town centre.

Mr Carmichael has written a letter to Stroud District Council asking it to address the need for more parking for people who live in the town centre.

Currently cars are being parked on the road because there are not enough parking facilities, and visitors to the town are also struggling to find spaces.

A small number of Nailsworth residents living in flats and houses around the town centre and among the shops have received fines after not being able to find appropriate parking spaces.

Mr Carmichael said: “It is not good enough.

“In the town there is quite a problem with parking.

“Residents are vulnerable because of the lack of parking and from time to time have received parking tickets.”

Mr Carmichael believes that residents within the immediate vicinity of the town centre should qualify for parking permits to avoid future fines.

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3:56pm Tue 13 May 14

TigerTigerBurningBright says...

Largely the additional parking needs have come from new build flats and houses. People bought (and rented) those flats and houses knowing there were no parking spaces.
Once Mr Carmichael has sorted out this problem is he going to sort out the problem that there aren't enough parking spaces for shoppers in Nailsworth?
Largely the additional parking needs have come from new build flats and houses. People bought (and rented) those flats and houses knowing there were no parking spaces. Once Mr Carmichael has sorted out this problem is he going to sort out the problem that there aren't enough parking spaces for shoppers in Nailsworth? TigerTigerBurningBright
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7:55pm Tue 13 May 14

wewillfixit says...

Following some extensive research I conducted a few years ago there are 8 (and only 8) residential properties in the centre of Nailsworth that fulfill the criteria for Residents Parking set by GCC. Plans were drawn up by GCC in 2011 in order to allow these 8 houses to have residents parking rights but NTC objected to them so the scheme never went ahead.

Unless NC can persuade GCC Highways department to redesignate the yellow line regime in the town centre there will still only be 8 houses in Nailsworth that qualify for residents parking.

Even so, NTC, as a 'stakeholder' has an effective veto over any residents parking schemes in the town.

As Tiger Tiger points out, those who bought (or rented) houses with no parking space outside their dwelling knew what the situation was.
Following some extensive research I conducted a few years ago there are 8 (and only 8) residential properties in the centre of Nailsworth that fulfill the criteria for Residents Parking set by GCC. Plans were drawn up by GCC in 2011 in order to allow these 8 houses to have residents parking rights but NTC objected to them so the scheme never went ahead. Unless NC can persuade GCC Highways department to redesignate the yellow line regime in the town centre there will still only be 8 houses in Nailsworth that qualify for residents parking. Even so, NTC, as a 'stakeholder' has an effective veto over any residents parking schemes in the town. As Tiger Tiger points out, those who bought (or rented) houses with no parking space outside their dwelling knew what the situation was. wewillfixit
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