Bracknell parking permits plan set for go-ahead
Published: 8 Mar 2014 09:300 comments
Bracknell Forest Council’s proposal would mean people living in the 45 affected streets will need to have parking permits for their cars and those of anyone wanting to visit them.
The scheme would allow a maximum of five annual parking permits per household, with only two of these free.
A third permit would cost £20, a fourth £40 and a permit for a fifth car would mean households would have to shell out £70.
Residents would also be given visitor permits – up to 100 four-hour stay permits and 100 24-hour permits.
Community healthworkers needing to visit residents would also have to apply for a permit.
The scheme is designed to give residents priority parking in streets around the town centre ahead of Bracknell’s regeneration.
A council consultation conducted last July revealed about 80% of respondents supported the idea of a permit scheme after it asked them how they would want their parking protected.
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The permit scheme plan is due to be rubber-stamped by the council’s executive on Tuesday.
Cllr Chris Turrell, executive member for planning and transport, said: “Regenerating the town will bring in many extra visitors and vehicles during and after construction.
“We need to make sure that people who live here get priority to park near their own homes. We asked residents how they wanted us to protect their ability to park and overwhelmingly the response was for a permit scheme.”
The 45 roads affected are listed below:
Binfield Road (part)
Bull Lane (part)
Braybrooke Road (part)
Shepherds Lane (part)
Folders Lane (part)
St Anthony’s Close
Old Bracknell Lane East (part)
Crowthorne Road North