There’s still time to talk about parking in Stroud
Gloucestershire County Council has received over 700 responses so far regarding the Stroud parking review, and there is still time to get in touch about the proposals.
Earlier this month, the county council asked residents and businesses in the north and south-east of Stroud town centre for their views on new proposals to free up parking spaces for households.
The survey closes on 17 December, and the proposals for parking arrangements in Stroud are designed to gather information, share experiences and start a conversation around what people want and need.
Potentially introducing a permit scheme is one way which could prioritise residents’ vehicles over other long stay users. However, this informal consultation is for the county council to hear what the local community think. All comments will be considered before a decision is made on whether the scheme will progress further.
Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for parking at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “I want to thank everyone who has sent us feedback already on our ideas to improve parking for residents and businesses in Stroud. I’m glad to see it’s got people talking, and gathering people’s views is exactly what we are trying to do before we take these plans further. We want to know what you think, so please do take a look at our survey if you haven’t already done so.”
The county council will analyse and review all feedback received before taking further steps. After more detailed plans are developed, everyone will get the opportunity to comment again before any changes are made on the ground.
View the plans and give feedback online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/parkingreviews
The consultation questionnaire will be open to comments between 8 November and 17 December 2021.