Have your say on Welwyn parking plans

PUBLISHED: 06:25 06 September 2011 | UPDATED: 09:44 09 September 2011

High Street car park

High Street car park

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CONSULTATIONS have begun over proposed parking restrictions that are to be applied in Welwyn.

All residents within a one kilometre radius of the village centre have been contacted by Welwyn Hatfield Council for their views on the proposals

Councillor Colin Couch, executive member for parking, said: “These proposals are an integral part of an improvement plan for Welwyn car parks and aim to alleviate ongoing parking issues in the village. The long term aim is to support the local businesses and protect residents parking, whilst increasing the availability of short term spaces for shoppers.”

The proposed changes include the introduction of parking charges with waiting restrictions in both the High Street and Lockleys Drive car parks. It is also proposed that season tickets be introduced in Lockleys Drive car park, for workers. The proposal for Broomfields car park is to implement a three hour restriction (no return in three hours). For Titmus Yard, the suggestion is implement a resident permit scheme for the residents of Mill Lane and business permits solely for the businesses within Titmus Yard.

Residents are requested to feedback their views on each car park proposal separately and these should be received no later than Friday 23 September 2011.

* The move comes as a petition has been setup to block the plans. Buy Wednesday’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for more on the petition.


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