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Trial run for parking plan

SOLIHULL Council is hoping to trial a residents’ parking scheme in the Hillfield area.

SOLIHULL Council is hoping to trial a residents’ parking scheme in the Hillfield area.

Under proposals, parking permits would be issued to residents in four roads - Kilsby Grove, Austcliff Drive, Sevington Close and Thorngrove Avenue.

By piloting the scheme in these streets, the local authority would then decide whether or not to roll out the initiative elsewhere.

At a meeting yesterday (Thursday), Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, agreed for the parking scheme to be developed.

Now, the council will be working on the finer details and the proposals will go back before Coun Richards later this year. If given the final seal of approval, they would come into affect in the autumn.

Parking problems have been an issue in Hillfield for some time. In 2007, restrictions were introduced to a number of residential roads - sparking anger from some people who got tickets for parking outside their own homes.

Recently the council wrote to residents asking for views on the parking scheme.

John Taylor, who compiled the latest report, said: “Of the residents who got back to us there was a fairly even balance but in the four roads in question there seemed to be the strongest support.”

 

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