Saturday, July 09, 2005

More Car Parking Spaces Needed

Some sensible suggestions have come out of the recent Council enquiry into parking in the City. The enquiry panel has recommended that transport officers in the Council write to John Prescott concerning the restrictive planning laws which prevent the Council from requiring adequate numbers of car parking spaces for new developments.

At the moment the rules state that a maximum of half a car parking space can be provided for each bedroom in a new property. Given that many couples will have two cars this is causing real problems. Inadequate parking means more and more cars on the street.

Getting the Council to even provide this maximum of half a space per bedroom is a real challenge. Hopefully some common sense will come out of this recommendation.

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