New Resident Parking Scheme launches

Residents of the Morley area in Queen Edith's are set to welcome a new parking scheme this month.

The new scheme means that residents will have priority parking within their area but it also takes into account the needs of local businesses and community facilities.

The scheme will officially launch in November. In the meantime residents and business owners in Morley can apply for permits for themselves and / or their guest to park within the scheme area.

The removal of current free on-street parking spaces and the road safety improvements that a scheme brings aims to reduce congestion, reduce air pollution, and generally improve the local environment for everyone.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Committee Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Mathew Shuter, said “We’ve listened to requests from Morley residents and have been working with them to develop a scheme which meets their needs. Schemes like this ring fence available parking spaces to those people who live in the area, enabling those who regularly find it difficult to park within a reasonable distance of their home, due to other competing parking demands, to find a space.”

Cambridgeshire County Councillor and Local Member for Queen Edith's, Cllr Amanda Taylor, said “People here have been asking for a residents parking scheme for many years. I have been working with residents and officers for a long time and I’m pleased the Council is now about to introduce a scheme. It should improve road safety and the local environment as well as make daily life for residents easier."

The Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board will fund the implementation costs associated with this scheme.

Morley residental parking area plan

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