Thursday, February 09, 2012

Station Rd Waiting Restrictions

As rail travel from Eaglescliffe station has grown in popularity the station car park has been increasingly filled by commuters' cars, with a reduction in the space available for people working in and visiting the businesses on Station Rd.  A proposal from Stockton council for a residents parking permit scheme was rejected by residents who did not believe that there was a significant problem yet.  Some businesses have expressed a desire to have some restrictions on long-stay parking so that their customers can come and go freely so Stockton council are again consulting, this time on whether to introduce such restrictions.  Some residents are concerned that this would mean they couldn't park near their homes during the day.  As ward councillors Alan Lewis and I are passing on all comments and suggestions to the officers conducting the consultation.  The plans are available on the Stockton Lib Dem website and comments need to be completed by Monday.

Meanwhile the new ticket office is progressing well and should soon be in operation.  The next phases of improvements will include the car park, providing more spaces with a better lay-out.

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