The outcome of the Council's parking zone consultation has come back and it is proposing several major changes to our area's parking zones.

The zone covering Baffins Road, Milton Road between St Mary's Road and just north of Hayling Avenue and the small Douglas, Dudley and Victor Roads sees the biggest changes. The Council wants to replace the current 24/7 restrictions with a zone running between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Saturdays only. Anyone can park outside those times; during them, parking will be restricted to permit holders only and visitors, who will still need to pay.

The zone covering Priorsdean Avenue stays as it is except that the free parking 'grace period' goes and parking is restricted to permit holders only and their visitors at all times.

The zone at Coniston Avenue remains unchanged.

The other major difference is that people in each zone will now pay £30 a year for their first permit. This comes after most people in each of them, when given a choice between paying and keeping the zone or losing it, decided to keep it and pay.

The Council will be formally consulting on its plans until early-mid August, then take a formal decision later in the year. If you have any ideas, please contact us or the PCC person overseeing the consultation, [email protected]

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