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Parking review for district

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Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on parking across the Staffordshire Moorlands. The invitation for views to be expressed has been made by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) as the authority, which has responsibility for many car parks across the district including a number in Cheadle, is currently reviewing its parking strategy.

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on parking across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The invitation for views to be expressed has been made by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) as the authority, which has responsibility for many car parks across the district including a number in Cheadle, is currently reviewing its parking strategy.

As from this week, the council is carrying out a 20 day online consultation in a bid to gain views from people in the area about parking.

A spokesman for the council said: “Parking can have a wide ranging impact on travel flow, travel behaviour and the environments we live and work in.

To ensure car parks in the Moorlands are fit for the future the district council is working with expert consultants Parking Matters to review its parking strategy – and is now asking the public for their views.”

Councillor Edwin Wain, Cabinet member with responsibility for off-street parking in the district, said: “We provide off-street car parks for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors and because we recognise the valuable role parking plays in supporting the vitality of our towns.

We want to ensure our car parks are fit for the future, that they work for our communities and that they help our economy recover from the impacts of the Covid health pandemic.

That’s why we are reviewing our parking strategy – this work will help to identify the areas we should be focusing on to address any issues and ensure we are making best use of our car parks.

The strategy will give us the framework and evidence we need to and guide our decisions on parking and enforcement.”

Cllr Wain added: “We’re at an early stage and no decisions have yet been made.

We know many people have views about car parking in the district so we now want to hear from you to help us shape the strategy as it develops.

It’s easy to tell us what you think – just go to our website and complete the online survey.

It’s quick and easy to do so please have a look and share your views – they are important to us.”

Cheadle Town Mayor councillor Ian Plant is encouraging the people of Cheadle, and across the whole of Moorlands, to take part in the consultation.

He told the Times & Echo: “I hope people get involved and fill in the survey, so that we can get feedback from the whole of the district.”

There are 15 questions in the online survey, most of which are multiple choice questions.

The questions where people can write an answer in their own words include: How do you think the look and feel of parking could be improved to better serve residents and visitors to the three towns? How do you think payment options, tariffs and time limits could be improved to better serve residents and visitors to the three towns? In your opinion, what are the top three things that would make parking work better to support the three towns?

To complete the survey, which opened on Monday (February 8) and will close on Sunday, February 28, go to: www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/article/505/Parking

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3 Comments

  • Car parks should be free then you get more people shopping in town
    Written by Michael victor Tyler, February 12, 2021 - Reply
  • I don't mind paying for parking as I am aware they need to be maintained but make the first hr 50p.. or can we have cameras which take car reg and then pay on leaving, so we pay for what we use.
    Written by Sally Davis, February 12, 2021 - Reply
  • Cheadle car park needs to be either free or very cheap. I don’t think that there is too much use for school runs and due to the location of the schools I don’t see this becoming a problem. Locals need to be encouraged to use their local shops and services or else they will disappear.
    Written by Craig Dawson, February 12, 2021 - Reply

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