Following concerns from Greenvale Drive residents about parking, we’ve asked residents and found that over 50% would like residents’ parking to be looked at. We’ll be handing in the petition at the next Cheadle Area Committee (next week) .
The next stage will be for council officers to see if residents parking is really needed. We have strict rules: we only use it when residents have a real problem parking near to their own houses, and the problem is down to people who don’t live there taking the spaces. That’s simply because if we stop people parking in one road they’ll generally go and park in another and we don’t want to be moving a problem around without very good reason.
At the moment we don’t know if Greenvale Drive will qualify for residents parking. If it does, residents will need to be asked again whether they want to go ahead. Only then, if more than 50% say they want to move to permit parking (with a permit costing £21 a year now and possibly more in future), will the parking restrictions be put in.
There are also options for limited time residents parking. For example, if the problem is in the evening, but actually there’s enough space for residents and others during the daytime, we could put in residents parking from, say, 5pm to 9am each day.