Parkhead matchday parking ban on hold
Council stall on move
Plans which could see an increase in football traffic in Rutherglen have been put on hold.
Glasgow City Council chiefs lodged a proposal to introduce permits for local residents and businesses in the area around Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena during football games and sporting events.
The scheme is to ensure main routes to and from the stadiums were kept clear for emergency services in the event of an incident occurring at the venues.
While the radius only stretches as far as Cuningar Loop, fans could look to use Rutherglen to leave their cars before a match.
Parkhead chiefs raised concerns with the council over the move and the impact it could have on the club and its fans.
Celtic’s fan liaison officer updated supporters on the situation via social media. They tweeted: “Wee update on the parking proposals, they have been delayed and won’t be coming into effect in the short term, will keep you posted.”
A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council also confirmed the decision.
She said: “Following on from the initial engagement sessions, we have revised our proposals and will be engaging once again with local stakeholders prior to commencing the formal process, which will include a public consultation.
“Commencement of the formal process is no guarantee that parking controls will be installed and it should be noted that the process generally takes nine -12 months to complete – so there definitely won’t be anything in place for the start of the season.”
A public engagement session was held and members of the public were able to complete an online questionnaire relating to the proposal and the information was considered for the planning process.
Halt The plans to introduce a no parking zone around Celtic Park have been put on hold