Home   News   Article

Donington traders win change of heart on Market Place parking




Traders have won the day on time-limited parking in Donington, with councillors extending waits from three to four hours.

It will be four hour waits in the main body of the Market Place car park while a handful of spaces beside a wall, near the Seng House, will be restricted to 30 minutes.

Councillors heard on Thursday it will take three months for the restrictions to start.

Parking will be limited to 30 minutes for spaces along the wall (front) and four hours for the main body of the car park (back).
Parking will be limited to 30 minutes for spaces along the wall (front) and four hours for the main body of the car park (back).

Traders were unhappy with an initial proposal for three-hour waits, some arguing it gave too little time for hairdresser customers to have their hair coloured.

The council asked traders to come back with their own proposals, with chairman Coun Arthur Baldwin hoping for a compromise that would be "satisfactory to all".

Parking will remain free but time-limits have come in because councillors want to free up spaces for shoppers and deter people from leaving their cars all day.

A private company will "police" the restrictions, issuing warning notices and fines to offenders.

The issue has been a hot topic for councillors and traders alike over the past few months.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More