Plans to end parking problems speeded up
Have your say as council’s proposals go out for public consultation
Bucks County Council has been working with Chesham Town Council to draw up draft proposals for possible changes to parking arrangements within the town.
The proposals have been developed in an attempt to address residents’ concerns over the current parking needs.
Proposals include resident parking permits in some roads, changes to some waiting restrictions in residential roads to remove Saturdays and bank holidays in some and to reduce the hours of restrictions in others.
Bucks County Council’s formal consultation on the changes are now under way and residents in affected roads have received letters with details of the proposals and a chance to comment.
The parking review was drawn up following Chesham Town Council’s six-week consultation last year, which asked residents to comment on the difficulties they experience when parking in the town centre and neighbouring roads and what they think could improve the situation.
The consultation looked at solutions such as: Limited waiting zones More double yellow lines
Shared use parking – a bay which can be used by a permit holder or pay and display ticket holder
The consultation is running until Friday, October 30 and the council is urging everyone to take part.
Chesham’s mayor Peter Hudson said: “Feedback from residents and businesses is vitally important so the best solutions can be chosen to try to improve parking arrangements for all and I would urge readers to
parking response to before the October 30.
“There are no easy answers to parking, but the recently elected new town council understands the importance of the issue and will continue to prioritise it and work with Bucks County Council to find ways forward.”
The proposed changes can be found online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/ haveyoursay.
The proposals can also be viewed in Chesham Library and at the Town Hall office, where you will also be able to find a paper copy of the consultation questionnaire. the survey deadline of