All Wilmslow Cheshire East councillors were invited to a presentation on the long awaited Wilmslow parking study on Tuesday, 18th December.
The meeting on Tuesday was a briefing on the outline contents and future progress of the Wilmslow parking review.
All Wilmslow Cheshire East councillors were present, along with Martin Watkins, Chair of Wilmslow Town Council, and Town Clerk Matthew Jackson to receive a briefing on the outline contents and future progress of the Wilmslow parking review.
Councillor Rod Menlove said "It was clear that the review had been thorough and that there will be a firm evidence base for future decisions."
The next stage will be an informal public consultation that will start with a presentation to Wilmslow Town Council on 21st January that will be open to all residents. After the responses to the consultation have been evaluated the formal Traffic Regulation Order process will commence.
Councillor Rod Menlove added "The frustration is that we are still 6 months away from any lining and signing. Everybody agreed that the situation in Alderley Road is critical but the best we can get from this ponderous process is that it will be given the top priority.
"The critical need for more long term commuter parking was accepted and the only realistic solution is a multi-storey on Broadway Meadow. Local businesses will be contacted for their views on the number of spaces needed. Any thoughts on changing short term spaces to long term must not damage shopper convenience."