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Fear new Homes will threaten City residents' parking

December 12, 2012 12:44 PM

Worried Cambridge residents fear visitors' parking permits for 99 homes on the old fire station site will add to parking problems in the city centre.

Lib Dem Councillor Sarah Whitebread called a public meeting last night (Monday, December 10) to give residents the chance to discuss the whole issue of residents parking in the Kite area.

More than 70 residents attended the meeting in the Unitarian Church Hall off Emmanuel Road to discuss whether changes need to be made to current parking policy and to look at specific proposals put forward by local councillors to change yellow lines in the area to provide more parking for residents.

The meeting was dominated by the parking issue at the Parkside Place development where all the new homes will be entitled to visitors' parking permits.

Cllr Whitebread, who represents Market ward on Cambridgeshire County Council said: "The Kite is already the most oversubscribed area of residents' parking in the city, by far. This new development will do nothing but exacerbate the problems.

"Residents sent the county council a clear message that they want action taken to remedy this situation, and fast. The new residents will move in to Parkside Place in March, so there is very little time to sort out this problem."

County Council Cabinet member with responsibility for parking, Tony Orgee, attended the meeting and promised to take action.