FOLLOWING the successful piloting of visitor permits in two residential parking zones, Chester City Council is preparing to extend the scheme next month.
Executive member for customer services, Councillor Stephen Mosley said: “Parking for visitors has often been an issue for residents living within the parking zones in the city and council-run customer satisfaction surveys highlight it as one of the issues that is most important to the residents.
“Residents in Zone B around Whitefriars and Commonhall Street and Zone J, Moss Bank have been buying books of permits for visitors to park for either up to two hours or all day. The two hour permits are purchased in books of 20 and cost £6 or 30p per permit, and books of 10 permits which allow visitors to park all day cost £9, which is equivalent to 90p a permit.”
The scheme has proved to be very successful with 40% of residents in Zone B and over 70% in Zone J buying permits.
Due to this success, and at the request of residents in other areas, the council will be rolling out visitor permits to the other zones throughout December.
The areas included in this are as follows:
Zone AŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ Albion Street/Place, Steele St, Volunteer St, Duke St, Mill St.
Zone CŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ Princes Avenue, Queens Avenue/Road
Zone DŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ Beaconsfield St, Bath/Union St
Zone EŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ Stanley Place
Zone FŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ King St, Watertower St
Zone GŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ St Anne St, George St
Zone IŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ The Home Zone in the St Anne St area.
“These new permits will improve the current residents parking scheme in the city centre, particularly over Christmas and beyond,” Cllr Mosley added.