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JLR Solihull acts following parking complaints.

JAGUAR Land Rover bosses in Solihull have been forced to patrol streets near the plant to clamp down on their employees parking there.

JAGUAR Land Rover bosses in Solihull have been forced to patrol streets near the plant to clamp down on their employees parking there.

The firm has acted following complaints from residents, who say the cars are causing an obstruction.

This week, a spokesman for JLR (Solihull) admitted there were difficulties but said the matter is being dealt with.

Robert Thacker, whose partner Sarah Swinbourne lives in Limbury Grove, said: “I would say parking in the street has got worse in the last three weeks. They are, 110 per cent, Land Rover workers, you can see their badges in the windscreens.

“This is a cul-de-sac and with cars parked on one side, there is little chance of getting a fire engine down there.

“My partner tried to speak to one of them the other day to ask why they were parking there and she just got a mouth- full back, it’s not on.”

A Dovehouse Lane resident, who asked not to be named, said: “They are clearly JLR workers. They have passes to park on site but clearly don’t want to because of the time it takes to get off the site at the end of the shift. Dovehouse Lane is suffering but also the side streets like Berkswell Close.

“This is only going to get worse because, as I understand it, JLR have started to do more split shifts, so it will be a case of when one car moves, another one will be right in its place, ready to start the next shift.”

The JLR spokesman added: “It is a problem we are aware of and we are carrying out regular patrols of residential areas. We have been actively encouraging staff to use the parking provided. I think residents will see an improvement already.”

 

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