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Time to speak up on Stamford residents’ parking plan

A Lincolnshire County Council public notice on the proposed residents' parking scheme for Stamford. Photo: MSMP240714-001am EMN-140724-132728001

A Lincolnshire County Council public notice on the proposed residents' parking scheme for Stamford. Photo: MSMP240714-001am EMN-140724-132728001

Lincolnshire County Council has begun consulting on plans to introduce a residents’ parking scheme in Stamford.

The county highways authority has put up public notices around the town centre asking for people’s views on the latest proposals.

The scheme has been drawn up by South Kesteven District Council, working with a group of town centre residents. Under the latest proposals, waiting restrictions would be replaced by dual use bays in many streets.

Residents with permits would be able to park for as long as they wanted between 8am and 6pm, while those without permits would only be able to use the bays for two hours at a time.

Bays will be introduced in All Saints’ Street, Barn Hill, Bath Row, Bentley Street, Conduit Road, Brazenose Lane, Cherryholt Road, Castle Dyke, Castle Street, Elm Street, Recreation Ground Road, Station Road, Sheep Market, Star Lane, Stanley Street, St George’s Square, St Leonard’s Street, St Martin’s Close, St Mary’s Hill, St Mary’s Street, St Peter’ Street, St Peter’s Hill and Water Street.

The eastern end of Broad Street, from Newgates to Star Lane, was missed off the county council’s original notice but would also have dual bays should residents request them.

Area highways manager Kevin Brumfield said: “Letters of support and objections can be made through the outlined process. If there are objections to the proposed scheme then these will be considered by the council’s planning and regulation committee before a decision is taken.”

People can send their comments to RA Wills, Executive Director (Communities), Lincolnshire County Council, 4th Floor City Hall, Lincoln, LN1 1DN, by August 22.

Although the county council has to approve the scheme, it will be administered by the district council.

A parking permit would cost £50 per year, with a book of 10 single use permits costing £15. Replacement permits would cost £5.

Broad Street resident Steve March has led the discussions with the district council. He said: “The residents campaigning for the parking scheme are pleased that the council is still on track to be able to start the scheme at the end of this year, as promised.”

 

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