Consultation on proposed residential parking permit launched

11/04/2017, PR8528

Consultation on proposed residential parking permit launched
Consultation on proposed residential parking permit launched

A consultation is being launched by Wakefield Council on its proposals for a new-look residential parking permit scheme.

The Council took over powers from the police for enforcing parking restrictions across the district from June 2016. It is now considering introducing a chargeable service to make the scheme more effective and introduce more patrols.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways said: “The parking permit process has been in operation for many years but we need to consider revising it, as it does not meet the needs of our residents or businesses.

“Against the background of Government cuts, we are doing everything we can to protect front line services. This means that we no longer have the resources to manage the parking permit scheme, even at the current level of service.

“A chargeable service would enable us to improve the scheme, as well as providing more patrols and greater enforcement. It would also reduce some of the parking issues many residents experience.”

All the money received from permit charges would be re-invested in the service.
The Council needs the views of residents and businesses and is asking people to take part in the consultation.

Residents and businesses can comment on the proposal from Thursday 13 April by visiting:
www.wakefield.gov.uk/RPP  

Paper copies or alternative formats can be requested by contacting 0345 8 506 506.

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