Controlled parking in St Albans?

February 1st 2017
By: Melanie
Controlled parking in St Albans?

Controlled parking is always a bone of contention in any commuter town or City and a recent parking consultation by the St Albans district council has come under fire for moving commuters further away from City Station. The consultation concerns the roads between Jennings Road and Hatfield Road, which may be turned into a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), giving residents’ priority over parking on their street but restricting non-residents.
Some local residents like Peter Norman who lives in Brampton Road, thinks this will not necessarily help as he says. “They are not getting to the root cause, and the root cause is the very expensive car parking at the station.” Mr Norman said there was space on Brampton Road for non-residents to park, without the CPZ being necessary.
Chris White, county councillor for St Albans Central, however says “The reason why the consultation’s being done at all is because people are using those streets which are not local to access the station. “There’s not much the council can do about the station. This has been raised with railway companies in the past. Michael Lovelady, the council’s head of legal, democratic and regulatory services, said: ““We carried out an initial consultation in the area in early 2016 and it was clear that in some roads there was a clear support for a scheme.”
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