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Final days of consultation about the future of parking in Darlington
11:27am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
DOZENS of people have had their say at a series of consultation events about the future of parking restrictions in Darlington.
Consultation on Darlington Borough Council’s parking strategy will end on October 11, with traders, shoppers and residents urged to give their views on parking around the town.
The final public consultation session was held at Cockerton Library, where more than 70 people turned out to discuss the possible introduction of parking charges around the village green.
The council said the meetings were a chance to give people information about the draft strategy and for officers to hear about potential problems and issues raised by local people.
Councillor David Lyonette, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Many thanks to all who have got involved and shared their views through the consultation.
“Parking is often an emotive subject and one that has an impact on everyday life. It is important that, as a council, we take on board the concerns of local people and businesses to make sure all issues are considered.
“Once formulated and agreed, the strategy will shape the face of parking in the borough for the next ten years.”
The draft strategy covers all aspects of parking in the Darlington borough including parking charges, parking supply, Blue Badge parking, HGV and coach parking and residents parking zones.
The document was devised following earlier consultations last year with a number of groups within Darlington, including people living within residents parking zones, businesses and special interest groups.
The final report about the parking strategy is due to go to cabinet on January 7.
To add your comment to the consultation process visit darlington.gov.uk/Transport/carparking/parkingconsultation.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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