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Residents must have a say in local parking says Councillor

2011 Gorffenaf 26 11:26 AM
Councillor Delme Greening wants local people to gave a greater say in planning applications for new homes, especially when it comes to the number of parking spaces provided. ()

Councillor Delme Greening wants local people to gave a greater say in planning applications for new homes, especially when it comes to the number of parking spaces provided.

Local Lib Dem Councillor Delme Greening is leading a campaign to get the Welsh Assembly to allow local residents to have more of say in parking decisions that affect their area.

NEW HOMES BUILT WITHOUT ENOUGH PARKING SPACES

At the moment, under guidelines issued by the Welsh Assembly, new developments have a maximum amount of parking they are allowed to provide.
In many cases these spaces don't come anywhere near to meeting the demand. As a result, residents of these new developments are forced to park in nearby streets, causing problems for the residents that live there.

Cllr Greening said: "We've had many instances in Butetown with developments proposed that don't have enough parking spaces. As a result, nearby streets become unofficial car parks. You can't stop people from owning cars but what we can do is to make sure that whatever new developments are built have enough spaces for the people who live there.

"Decisions like this are best made at a local level as residents are best placed to know the consequences any new development may have."
Delme proposed a motion at Cardiff Council calling for the Welsh Assembly to allow parking decisions to be made by local people. Disappointingly, the Labour Councillors present failed to support it.