Roads boss: We did share information
South Lanarkshire Council’s head of roads Gordon Mackay said the council had shared the results of the survey with a local councillor and had met with the community council after its findings were known.
Responding to the community council’s statement, he said: “Cambuslang, like many of our towns and villages, requires a balance to be struck between the needs of shoppers, businesses, residents and in this area some commuter demand.
“A few years ago the council responded to parking concerns of a local councillor and businesses and undertook an extensive survey. We also considered a petition raising similar issues.
“The survey undertaken in 2013 concluded that the majority of businesses operating along Main Street had business needs for service delivery to the frontage of their premises.
“Any proposal to change this space to customer parking would have had a direct impact on the ability of businesses to operate successfully.
“There were also physical constraints which did not lend themselves readily to allowing the introduction of further on-street parking.
“Taking all factors into consideration officers came to the conclusion that making changes to the current parking regime on Main Street was not necessary.
“Responding to operational issues like these is also routine business for our service and it was not necessary to take such matters to committee.
“The conclusions of the survey were passed at the time to the local councillor and a subsequent meeting was held with John Bachtler from the community council and some local businesses.
“Therefore, to say this information has been suppressed is not accurate.
“It is disappointing that Cambuslang Community Council has now chosen to raise these issues in such a manner, especially as we have a meeting arranged later in the month to consider these issues further.
“We welcome any proposals that the community council has to address these competing parking demands.”