by Iain Roberts on 25 November, 2015
The Lib Dem team have been working for some time on improving car parking in Cheadle.
We know there are no easy fixes – most of the answers that helps one group causes more hassle for someone else. For example, if we push long-stay cars out of the car parks, they’ll probably park up on residential roads. Getting the right balance between the needs of traders, office-based businesses, residents and shoppers is always going to be tricky.
We do need more short stay parking in the village, though, and we think there are ways to achieve that without creating too many knock-on issues.
Here’s what we’re looking at
– getting the council to review the layout of the Massie Street car parks – we think it should be possible to fit in at least 10 extra spaces, maybe more.
– investigate allowing short-stay parking in residents parking zones 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
– speak to anyone in the village with a private car park and see whether they want to offer permits for long-stay parking
We’re also still hearing the claim that the Alexandra Hospital has parking permits in the village. This is untrue – the Alex has no permits and, as far as we know, never has had. BMI’s UK finance division (based on Eden Place) has around 30 permits, which they will give up when the car park in the old coal yard opens, freeing those spaces for short-stay parking.
Taken together, we hope these will allow us to free up 40-60 additional short-stay spaces in the next few months without pushing more parking onto local residential roads.11 Comments