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Lib Dems welcome action on commuter parking

November 30, 2012 9:46 AM

Cambridge residents plagued by commuter parking near their homes are being encouraged to have their say on new Traffic Regulation Orders designed to solve the problem.

Householders living in the city's Queen Edith's have struggled to get in and out of their drives because patients and visitors to Addenbrooke's Hospital have been parking in their streets to avoid car park charges.

They have also faced problems from students parking outside their homes to attend the nearby sixth form colleges.

Lib Dem campaigners Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Geoff Heathcock, who represents the ward, and Amanda Taylor from Holbrook Road have been campaigning for parking restrictions.

Finally, Cambridgeshire County Council has advertised the Traffic Regulation Orders, which include yellow lines for several roads including Greenlands, Baldock Way and Godwin Close and the consultation will run until December 17. There are proposals for 20 streets.

Amanda said: "We have been asking the county council as the highways authority to review parking in the area for the last 20 years; finally something is starting to happen.

"Clearly this is a major problem for people living in this area and I am impressed with the number of people who have taken the time to go to the parking plan exhibitions.

"The plans have no progressed as far as we would have liked but at least there are some yellow lines being proposed and we are pleased we are making some headway.

"Please have a look at the proposals and if you support them, do your bit to make it happen by making a written representation to Cambridgeshire County Council."

Further details can be found on Amanda's website at