Parking restrictions planned to stop commuters using residential street in Lichfield

Parking restrictions could be introduced on a residential street in Lichfield.

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council are asking people living around Burton Old Road in Streethay to give their views on the proposal, which would see a Monday to Friday no parking restriction between 11am and 11.30am.

Nigel Caine, clerk of the council, said the consultation was being run on behalf of Staffordshire County Council.

“Users of Lichfield Trent Valley station are parking locally for free and walking to the station,” the spokesperson added. “This is likely to become a more serious issue once the pedestrian crossing over the railway reopens next month and the Liberty Industrial Park work gets underway.

“Staffordshire County Council have proposed to regulate unrestricted parking in Burton Old Road targeted at station users parking all day in Streethay. Additional roads could also be included.”

Mr Caine added that the introduction of any restrictions would be enforced.

“This controlled area between 11am and 11.30am will cause little interference to residents, but will stop all day parking,” he said.

“We have been assured by Staffordshire County Council that this will be enforced as the traffic wardens are based at the depot near the Trent Valley roundabout.”

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6 Comments

  1. John Wood

    2nd October, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Perhaps if you could actually manage to park in the car park after 7am, when it is already full, then people would not have to park elsewhere. Most people who park on the residential streets have no choice in the matter! Do you really think most people enjoy driving to the station, only to find they can’t park there and then having to have a 10 minutes walk across the railway? I doubt it. The council should provide more parking or have a shuttle bus from the city centre, rather than this utterly cynical move to raise more revenue.

  2. Bilbo

    2nd October, 2015 at 10:05 am

    So why should local residents have to put up with drivers blocking roads and parking dangerously? Don’t just make your problem someone elses. And that’s rubbish about the reasons. Even when the other car park was open at the back (which will be again soon) cheapskates in their big Chelsea tractors and Beamers still decided to block our drives. Lichfield City station is just up the road so why no use the many parking spaces in the city instead of making local residential streets dangerous?

  3. Caroline

    2nd October, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I really hope they include Valley lane in this scheme as it is a joke watching all the commuters park their cars outside our homes every single morning.

  4. Darryl

    6th October, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I’m not sure why as the old GKN building has been procured by London Midland and there always seems to be slots available.

    Also “11am – 11.30am,” seems like a narrow window…

  5. Bilbo

    6th October, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    The window is to stop all day (or several day in my experience) parkers using us as a glorified long stay car park without impacting too heavily on locals.

    The GKN site and the soon to be returned back car park are the exact reason the no spaces argument doesn’t wash. When the back one was open cars still used the nearby roads to avoid paying to park.

  6. Jamie

    6th October, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    The timing just ensures no one can leave a car all day. Eg if a vehicle parks at 8am it is fine, but if its still there within the half and hour time zone it would be not allowed. Again cars could park from 11.31 for the whole day