Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A new parking scheme part-funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership is due to be rolled out in the Morley area next month.
The new scheme means residents will have priority parking within their area but it also takes into account the needs of nearby businesses and community facilities.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board will fund the implementation costs associated with the scheme which will launch in November. Residents can now apply to Cambridgeshire County Council for permits for themselves and guests.
Cllr Francis Burkitt, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said: “When new resident parking schemes were introduced in the past, residents had to pay double in the first year – the initial set up fee and then they had to buy their annual permit.
“The Greater Cambridge Partnership is delighted to be able to cover the implementation cost for the new Morley scheme, saving our residents money.”
The partnership has pledged to cover the implementation costs for some residents parking schemes in the Greater Cambridge area in the future. Each such scheme would be subject to engagement with the public and approval by the county council.
The removal of the current free on-street parking spaces, along with the road safety improvements the county council’s scheme brings, aims to reduce congestion, air pollution, and improve the environment for residents and workers in the Morley area.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Committee Infrastructure Committee Cllr Mathew Shuter said “We’ve listened to residents and have been working with them to develop a scheme which meets their needs.
“Schemes like this ring fence available parking spaces to those people who live in the area, enabling those who regularly find it difficult to park within a reasonable distance of their home, due to other competing parking demands, to find a space.”
For more information about the scheme visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk