MP urges people to have their say on proposals to help solve parking problems

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Despite strong feelings being expressed within the town the number of responses to date has been rather limited so in order to enable as many people to respond as possible, the Council extended the consultation on the Wilmslow Parking Review by two weeks. As of March 14th a total of only 165 responses had been received.

So you now have until March 31st to comment on the47 individual measures being recommended by Cheshire East Council aimed are ensuring that parking capacity supports the long-term viability of Wilmslow.

Ms McVey said "I know from all the letters and phone calls coming in that parking is is a big issue in Wilmslow but unfortunately people haven't been going on to the consultation to make their views known.

"So please if it is important for you and you want your views heard, even if you think you are consulted out and you've said all you can say please go to this consultation now. If you want make a difference then we need to hear from you."

Recommendations include decking on Broadway Meadow, providing additional spaces for long-stay at The Carrs, double yellow lines on Alderley Road from the Coach and Four to the King's Arms roundabout and introducing short stay parking bays on Buckingham Road, South Oak Lane, Altrincham Road and Lacey Green.

Other suggestions include double yellow lines on sections of Gravel Lane, Bedalls Lane, Knutsford Road, Manchester Road, Bourne Street, Nursery Lane, Stoney Lane,Nightingale Close, Leesway, Beech Lane, Lindfield Estate North, Alma Lane, Pownall Road, Chapel Lane, Hough Lane, New Street, Northward Road, Westward Road and a number of junctions across the town.

The introduction of residential parking permits are also proposed for Old Road, River Street and Cliff Road.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "A mix of these options will be needed to address parking pressures in Wilmslow. Due to the high demand for parking, it may be preferable for measures to be phased so that no parking is removed overall. Also, measures may best be phased to avoid parking problems being displaced from one street to another."

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Email your views to Wilmslowparking@cheshireeast.gov.uk by 31st March 2019.

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Comments

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Nick Jones
Sunday 24th March 2019 at 4:59 pm
Does E=McV not realise CEC have already decided to increase parking prices thus already make part of the problem worse ??? Left hand / Right Hand ?? ..

The stable door is blowing in the wind here.. maybe if there was a bit more genuine concern and all the facts were considered before the price hike was announced it could have been different.. So now there will be even more displacement affecting workers / businesses/ shoppers / visitors to the town. Its Free at Handforth dean .. or is that the plan...?? Myopic suggestion at this stage 38 days to go.. drain the swamp ! vote independent .
Manuel Golding
Monday 25th March 2019 at 11:47 am
The very fact that CECs Highwaymen are offering 47 conflicting "solutions/alternatives" is the art of madness. Residents of Wilmslow's (RoW) prospective candidate for Wilmslow West & Chorley wards for both CE & WTC has previously shown on these pages the sheer crass stupidity of such Highwaymen to offer more alternative multiplications than there are grains of sand on the planet.
The real objective by the latter day Dick Turpins is to confuse and divide the public to such an extent that they (the Highwaymen) will be able to clearly state what the public prefers as gallop off on Black Bess into the dark distance that is CE. The very fact that CECs Highwaymen are offering 47 conflicting "solutions/alternatives" is the art of madness. Confuse the opposition and divide and hey-presto, we achieve the Highwaymen's very own . and pre determined "solution" - through the fog of confusion the "solution" is achieved.
Residents of Wilmslow's (RoW) prospective candidate for Wilmslow West & Chorley ward (for both CE & WTC) has previously shown on these pages the sheer crass stupidity of such Highwaymen to offer more alternative multiplications than there are grains of sand on the planet.
The real objective by the latter day Dick Turpins is to confuse and divide the public to such an extent that they will be able to clearly ride their Black Bess into the sunset as they will have manipulated the public's confused responses.
I suggest , based on painful experiences of CECs "public consultations". that through the confusion the Dick Turpin's "analysis", the "result" will be the Highwaymen's own, long time solution.
Back to the real world - should the Turpins' of this world win the day & they paint yellow lines on the roads suggested, where do these "brains of CE" suggest the ostracised motorists go? Without any credible (i,e. real) alternative parking provisions these yellow line "solutions" will ensure the cars will be moved from road A to roads B,C,D etc. That is not a solution, it is simply "kicking the cars down the road & new mayhem".
A proper long term solution is required urgently. RoW is suggesting multi-story car parks at Broadway Meadow & the Leisure Centre - we are professionally informed that these could be built in around 6 months, at under £15,000 per space including planning approval, and
incorporating green walls to be environmentally acceptable. The council should be able to get its costs back in approx 4 years and then into profitable income streams.

With a CE money-pot of some £35 million for property speculation, the build money is obviously available, which negates the usual cry from CE "We haven't the money!"
A good question to ask your Conservative candidate when he/she comes asking for your support/vote for the May council elections - Will CE invest in its own community or prefer to put our money into the speculative property market?
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 3:28 pm
I’m too tired to explain to our MP why so few people have responded; we’re all suffering from consultation fatigue burn-out syndrome. It’s what happens after years of being totally ignored by CEC.
Chris Neill
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 4:27 pm
Dear Esther, Its good that you recognise this problem which is a blight on the town. The number of responses will increase dramatically if you can reach the residents by postal request as not all people have access to this website. The number of current responses does not suggest lack of concern in any way, and in fact does give a practical a to do list which would help alleviate the issues.
(The free paper used to be a good way of encouraging opinion or constructive feedback, but now gone, so local communication poor)
This is a very serious problem, which residents are deeply concerned about, and they need to be consulted properly by means of a realistic communication method, but the number of responses suggests apathy, which is absolutely not the case.
During which time, CEC should start the yellow lines process, as is a no brainer, then work on all other sensible actions already put forward, with park and ride already suggested, a big winner in this process. No caring MP or Council should allow its town to have reached this parking shambles, so finish the consulting and get on with fixing the problems please.
Kathryn Blackburn
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 3:44 pm
She's a little busy kicking a...e in the Commons right now.