Mixed views over plans to extend Norwich permit parking

Proposals to introduce more permit parking in areas of Norwich have been dropped after families said they did not want to join controlled parking zones.

The city council had asked people whether they wanted the eastern, northern and south eastern parking zones, where people need to pay for permits in order to park, to be extended.

The majority of those in the northern area, which includes the areas around Crome Road, Denmark Road and Waterloo Road, said they did not want to be part of the zone as did those in the south eastern area of Tuckswood.

In the eastern area, which included Thorpe Hamlet, Wellesley Avenue South and Thorpe Park, there was a mixed response. Although the majority were against permit parking, there was support for controlled parking in Scott Road and Glendenning Road in Thorpe Park. In those roads 52pc of people who responded were in favour, as were 46pc in nearby Wilson Road.

Daytime and evening surveys showed many commuters park within Thorpe Park, particularly in Scott Road and Wilson Road.

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At today's Norwich Highways Agency Committee meeting it was agreed not to extend the controlled parking zone in the north or the south east, although it was agreed to introduce double yellow lines in parts of Denmark Road and Crome Road.

It was also agreed to extend the eastern controlled parking zone into part of Thorpe Park. That will see double yellow lines painted in Wilson Road, with single yellow lines, limited waiting and permit parking in Scott Road and Glendenning Road.

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It will cost �10,000 to make the changes, due to be introduced in late spring next year.

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