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Residents parking rules for Stockport

by Lib Dem team on 2 September, 2014

Residents Parking issues come up on a regular basis, with residents applying on different road: some qualify and others don’t.

Here’s the Council’s guide to permit permit schemes.


7 Responses

  1. Janet Holmes says:

    very pleased to see this in print. Thank you for that….now will you please explain for all to see what is meant by “relaxed the criteria” After all, that para. Implies that locally elected representatives are there to assist applicants for whom daily business parkers make life very difficult (trying to be controlled!)you are meant to be facilitators not obstructive

  2. Iain says:

    Hi Janet,

    That’s a good question. The guide is actually an older one – the rules haven’t changed recently. I guess that relates to changes a few years ago when it was published.

    Residents Parking is always a balancing act: it doesn’t make cars disappear so if people can no longer park in one street, they’ll go and park in another. That makes it important that residents parking is used where people really need it because they have trouble parking near their own houses. If I want a residents parking scheme on my street just to keep it clear of cars, that’s just moving the problem on to the next street along.

  3. Janet Holmes says:

    Thank you for that….this information is very inciteful.

  4. John Allwork says:

    We already have a parking scheme in place. I have just renewed it at a cost of £30 and we have been told it will increase to £40 next year to cover the costs. You provided me with a breakdown to prove this increase.

    This document clearly says a permit will be £20 (which will cover the costs)
    Can you explain 1. The difference in costs; 2. How I claim the extra £10 back and 3. The cost of my permit for next year (£40 or £20)?

  5. Iain Roberts says:

    Hi John,

    There are no plans for further increased in the charge of permits. They currently cover the cost of the system.

    As I mentioned in the comment above, the document – though a good explanation of the system – is a few years old and was published back when permits were £20 – the costs have increased since then.

  6. Janet Holmes says:

    please publish the latest version of smbc’s Resident Parking rules. As you rightly pointed out earlier,there is a lot of interest, therefore it’s important that we all have this information to hand.

  7. Iain Roberts says:

    Hi Janet,

    Other than the price of permits, I don’t think anything has changed in the rules.

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