Park and ride is possible solution
IT’S going to take more than Robin Hood to keep the peasants from revolting in Langley village.
The roads around Macclesfield Forest may soon be festooned with double yellow lines scuppering the regular parking free-for-all.
If you can’t get on the forest car park you will be forced to abandon your car elsewhere and Langley natives are worried it will be in their already highly congested village.
I do hope someone has thought this proposal through.
It’s going to take a huge multi-storey to hold all those vehicles visiting the forest at weekends. Unless, of course, they chop down the trees to accommodate the cars in which case there’ll be nothing to see.
The truth is we live in an increasingly urbanised country with twice the population growth of the rest of Europe.
Schools, hospitals and leisure services are feeling the strain. More people squeezing into less space.
This problem won’t go away. Larger towns and cities mean more people visiting a shrinking countryside.
We know what’s happening to the green belt… it’s contracting to accommodate the burgeoning population. Along the line something has to give.
Maybe a park and ride service is the answer to the forest’s parking dilemma? Whatever the solution they need to find it soon or Robin of Langley and his not-somerry men may do it for them.