Residents say ‘No thanks’ to permit parking scheme in Wadebridge

People in Wadebridge have told the Council that they do not want a town wide residents only parking scheme.   

Following consultation on proposals to introduce seven new residents parking zones in Wadebridge, Cornwall Council has decided not to take forward the scheme after residents’ feedback. 

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Parking difficulties were raised with the Council through a survey carried out in 2016 and residents parking schemes were proposed as part of a possible solution. 

However, a consultation carried out in 2018 showed that there was not strong support for a permit scheme and it was agreed with local councillors that alternative restrictions, such as some more yellow lines, would be more effective.

Alongside this, the Council’s Piggy Lane car park is going to have spaces marked out which will increase capacity.  Since April 2018 parking has been free in the Council car parks after 4pm to help reduce overnight parking pressure in some residential areas.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said:  “We have listened to all sides about the proposals to introduce a residents only parking scheme in Wadebridge.  They were not strongly supported by residents and without a town wide resident only parking zone, the scheme would not be effective as drivers would park in nearby areas so just move the issue from one area to another.  Instead, other traffic management measures like yellow lines will be considered.” 

Posted 07 November 2018