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Labour group presses for permit parking

PUBLISHED: 16:56 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:06 03 July 2010

RESIDENTS living in the Nelson ward of Great Yarmouth have come out in support of permit parking.

The local Labour group is spearheading a campaign to introduce further permit parking in areas which they have pinpointed as parking problem hotspots.

RESIDENTS living in the Nelson ward of Great Yarmouth have come out in support of permit parking.

The local Labour group is spearheading a campaign to introduce further permit parking in areas which they have pinpointed as parking problem hotspots.

Councillors claim that 70pc of residents living in the area between St Peter's Road and Kings Road find it difficult to park near to their homes according to a survey they carried out over four months.

They also found that 66pc of residents would be in favour of a permit parking zone with 34pc saying they were not interested, although some of those did say they would support a scheme if it would guarantee them a space outside their home.

Ward councillor Michael Jeal said several residents across his ward experienced problems parking and more so in the summer months.

He said: “I think we should have permit parking because people are finding it harder and harder to park.

“Even in areas close to the seafront at the Barracks estate people have trouble parking because more and more holidaymakers are using the spaces. People don't want to pay the car parking charges.”

Mr Jeal added that people who work in Yarmouth had started parking in the ward, south of St Peter's Road, following the introduction of a permit parking scheme in central and seafront areas last year, adding to the problems of residents.

The Labour group will propose that roads near to the town centre and the seafront area between St Peter's Road and King Road become resident parking zones at the meeting of the county council's Yarmouth area committee on Monday, June 16.


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