by Iain Roberts on 18 December, 2018
The Council has announced a freeze on applications for new Residents Parking schemes for the next few months, and the development of a new scheme for residents parking.
There will no doubt be a consultation on the new proposals in 2019.
Here’s what we’ve been told by the Council:
We are aware that there are a number of concerns regarding residents parking schemes and the various pressures around parking. Stockport Council adopted its most recent general parking policy in 2013 which included resident’s parking schemes and various other general parking policies.
Since then there has been substantial changes in a number of associated areas and policies including increasing use of electric vehicles, air quality concerns and increasing car ownership which are staring to impact on delivery of the various policy objectives.
Cllr Bailey [the responsible Cabinet Member] has requested that we undertake a review of our existing parking policies which would also support the local plan development. It is proposed that this review commences in January 2019 and will include a review of the overall framework and also of potential options for the future delivery of residential parking schemes.
Whilst this review is taking place it is proposed that no further resident parking schemes are progressed except for a couple of schemes which will be developed as pilots incorporating potential new approaches to managing the competing needs for parking within an area. One of these schemes will be around Stepping Hill hospital.