Residents in Redland win ban on short-stay parking
A parking zone is being extended to make it easier for residents to park in their street.
Residents in Belgrave Road, Aberdeen Road and West Park, which are sidestreets off Whiteladies Road, were upset because free short stay parking made it difficult for them to park themselves.
The council suspended the short stay parking but this led to commuters parking in the street all day.
Now the council's transport director Peter Mann has allowed special dispensation for residents in the three streets to apply for parking permits under the Cotham residents' parking zone which was introduced in December.
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He has also re-instated the free short-term car parking for upto two hours in parts of the streets.
The parking scheme allows each household without off-street parking to apply for up to two permits.
The first one costs £30 per year and the second £80 but with no guarantee of a space.
Residents in Cotham were in uproad in November when they discovered they were being excluded from the scheme.
They said it would lead to cars filling their street.
They set up a petition to try to persuade council officers to extend the boundary of the scheme.
Campaigner Lisa Prodger, 27, a travel agent who lives in a flat two doors away from the parking scheme starts said she was pleased with the outcome.
"For me, personally, I am very pleased that I have been allowed a permit."
She said she received her permit three days before Christmas.
Mr Mann said in his letter to residents: "I have been made aware that the parking spaces that were previously Limited Waiting in Aberdeen Road and adjacent streets that were suspended in early December are now, as anticipated, being heavily used by commuters.
"This is denying both residents and shoppers short term parking in the area.
"As such this arrangement is not now serving the intended purpose which was to help those who lived immediately outside the Cotham scheme area to have a better opportunity to park locally.
"Now all those who have requested permits should have received them I propose to reinstate the Limited Waiting restrictions from Monday January 28. This will bring these spaces back into use for those looking for short term parking to visit local shops and businesses, as well as your own visitors."