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On-street parking charges are coming to town centre

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On-street parking charges are coming to town centre

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PROPOSALS to introduce on-street parking in Uttoxeter have been passed by a local authority. We reported in January that Staffordshire County Council was considering possible on-street parking charges in Uttoxeter, as well as in a number of other towns across the county. The authority has now confirmed that those proposals have now been passed, and that there will be a “rolling programme” to instigate the schemes up to 2022.

An On-Street Strategy and Forward Programme has been produced, and in a potential timetable produced for the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee, when they debated the strategy at their meeting on January 18, the guidelines are that the 75 parking bays for Uttoxeter town centre could be implemented during the financial year of 2019/20.

A spokesman for the county council said: “The principle has been approved.

“We will be contacting (town) councils to see how it best works for them regarding timings and charging.

“We are not looking at one-size-fits-all.

“Councils, and other organisations, have previously been consulted, and will be consulted again about the nature of how it will work and when it will be done.

“This is a rolling process up to 2022.”

Uttoxeter Town Mayor Alison Trenery said: “We, as a town council, have asked Staffordshire County Council for a copy of their On-Street Parking Strategy but have not yet been sent a copy.

“We have had their feasibility study about parking but not their strategy.

“I look forward to hearing from them about this matter. But as I have not seen anything yet, I can not really comment on this.”

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  • Another example of how to kill off our market towns. First they allow planning permission on the cattle market site without first building a replacement cattle market. Then the Borough Council introduce parking charges and reduce the amount of free parking available. Finally the County Council want a slice. What happened to supporting our local traders who already struggle to compete against the internet.
    Written by David Griffiths, March 5, 2019 - Reply

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