“Local expressions of concern have been received regarding inappropriate parking along sections of The Friary restricting access to the roundabout and vehicles parking on verges along Sainte Foy Avenue. This creates difficulties and dangers and impedes traffic causing congestion. “The proposals aim to provide some daytime limited waiting, whilst preventing parking where it is considered unsafe, causing congestion at peak traffic times. “The implementation of parking restrictions are intended to facilitate the passage of all vehicles and improve road safety.”Early plans had also earmarked a third site for limited parking near the former Victoria Hospital, but due to redevelopment this area will now be excluded from the proposals. The Staffordshire Highways suggestion will now go forward to a formal consultation process.
Plans to combat problem parkers in Lichfield have been drawn up. Local residents have raised concerns about parking on The Friary, Western Bypass, Birmingham Road and Sainte Foy Avenue in the city. And in a letter responding to questions raised by Lichfield City Council on the issue, Staffordshire Highways have confirmed that they are intending to implement new parking restrictions. The proposals would see no parking at any time put in place along the routes, although the section of The Friary near the Bowling Green island would only be no waiting from 8am-9am and 4pm-6pm Monday to Saturday, with a two hour time limit from 9am-4pm. Traci Lunn, Senior Officer (Traffic Regulation) at Staffordshire Highways said: