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Residents to have a say on parking scheme

Published on 21 February 2017

PEOPLE living in Stoneygate and parts of Spinney Hills are being asked whether they’d like a residents-only parking scheme to be introduced in their area. 

Residents and businesses are being asked for their opinions on whether such a scheme should be brought in, and if so what areas should be included, as part of an engagement exercise by Leicester City Council to gauge the level of local support.

There is currently no proposed scheme for the area, but the city council has agreed to draw up plans to extend the existing Highfields scheme into parts of Stoneygate and Spinney Hills if there is significant local support for measures to be brought in. 

People would then be able to have their say upon any draft scheme in a more formal public consultation.

An exhibition explaining how a possible residents’ parking scheme could work will take place at two venues in the area next month.

St Philips Church, in Evington Road, will host the exhibition on Wednesday, March 8, from 4pm to 7pm, and again on Saturday, March 11, from 11am to 3pm.

The MKA Community Centre in Dashwood Road will house the exhibition on Thursday, March 9, from 2pm to 7pm.

Leaflets outlining the initial engagement work and the exhibition dates are being distributed this week to all properties in the area.

Information on the proposals, along with an opportunity to comment, are also available online at: consultations.leicester.gov.uk

A number of residents-only parking schemes have been brought in where residents have requested them, under a manifesto pledge to do so by City Mayor Peter Soulsby.

They include the neighbouring Highfields Residents Parking Scheme, which was brought in back in 2011.

Peter Soulsby said: “This process and plans for Stoneygate and Spinney Hills are at a very early stage.

“We do not currently have any proposals for a residents’ parking scheme in this area, but we know that some people have called for one to be introduced.

“Therefore we’re giving people the chance to tell us where they’d like to see one brought in, and also show them how such a scheme could work.

“If there is significant local support for a scheme, then we will draft up a scheme to try to meet the needs and issues that people have raised with us.”

Ward councillor Lucy Chaplin added: “Stoneygate ward councillors have promised local residents and businesses a full and transparent consultation on a parking scheme.

“As the City Mayor says, this is the very start of that process, and I would encourage people to get involved.”

Further information is also available from the city council’s traffic team by emailing:  tro-yorkhouse@leicester.gov.uk

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