Council to progress with first stage of proposals for residential parking in Cleethorpes

Council to progress with first stage of proposals for residential parking in Cleethorpes

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are going ahead with the first stage of residential parking proposals, following their engagement survey in the main resort area last year.

Despite several local residents voicing their concerns over the prospective Controlled Parking Zone, the Council are still planning to progress with the first stage of proposals for residential parking in Cleethorpes.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, commented on the progress: “I would like to thank those residents who provided feedback last year and supported our traffic team in shaping a proposal and way forward.

“In the coming days, residents on a number of streets around St Peter’s Avenue will receive a letter asking for feedback and providing details of parking and traffic management proposals to create more residential parking, improve traffic flows and limit the opportunity for commuters and visitors to park.

“The responses received as part of the first survey highlighted a mixture of views, and it was clear that a resort wide scheme would not be feasible. Instead, a phased approach was supported by ward councillors and will be progressed by our regeneration partner, ENGIE.

“We appreciate residents not part of this first phase may be disappointed, but I would like to reassure everyone that we are progressing with this matter, in the most practical and efficient way, and we will be in contact with more residents as further phases are progressed.

“Parking schemes are required to follow a legal process and it does take time, so please persevere as we progress each stage and work to address the concerns raised across the resort.”

Roy Horobin, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Cleethorpes and a resident of one of the busy streets, said: “The plans don’t go far enough. It shows a failure of creative thinking and a failure to listen to what people in Cleethorpes are saying.”

The streets set to receive a letter as part of the first phase of proposals for residential parking proposals in Cleethorpes are Charles Street, Cosgrove Street, Crow Hill Avenue, Dolphin Street, Fair View Avenue, Glebe Road, Kew Road, Mill Place, Mill Road and West Street.

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