County council approves changes to parking restrictions in Rutland

Photo:  MSMP240812-010ow'Catmose car park, Oakham. File picture. ENGEMN00120120824184119
Photo: MSMP240812-010ow'Catmose car park, Oakham. File picture. ENGEMN00120120824184119
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Councillors have approved a series of changes to parking restrictions in the county after discussions with residents.

Rutland County Council’s cabinet met to discuss parking on Tuesday.

Among the changes they agreed were the introduction of no parking over and beyond Swooning Bridge on Uppingham Road, Oakham, and a residents-only parking scheme for the Edmonton Way estate and Vicarage Road area.

Elsewhere in Oakham, more properties in Barleythorpe Road will be eligible to buy parking permits in the new car park on the former Parks School site, and restrictions will be altered in South Street, Penn Street, Ashwell Road, Willow Crescent and The Vale.

Changes will also be made to on-street parking in Queen Street, Norton Street and Adderley Street in Uppingham. Motorbikes will be able to park for free in all pay and display car parks in Rutland. And passing places will be introduced in Bull Brigg Lane in Whitwell.

Councillors also voted to submit a planning application to extend Catmose pay and display car park by 40 spaces and introduce technology so people can pay for parking on their mobile phones.

Portfolio holder for highways Martyn Pocock (Con) said: “Parking is an emotive issue and it’s hard to please everyone all of the time, but I’m confident that the changes we’ve agreed will have a positive impact on those communities involved.”

The council also discussed the possibility of removing the half hour and hour tariffs from off-street car parks and increasing the three and four-hour tariffs by 20p, the all-day tariff by 40p and the weekly tickets by £1.

No decision was made and further discussions will take place with Oakham Town Partnership, the town council and businesses.

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