Permit only parking for some streets off Water Lane


Cheshire East Council is proposing to introduce permit parking schemes on a number of residential streets off Water Lane.

An Order prohibits parking except for permit holders on St James Drive, Kensington Court, Balmoral Way, Highgrove Mews, Sandringham Way, Clarence Way and Gatcombe Mews between the hours of 8am and 8pm from Mondays to Saturdays.

Permits will cost £50 per annum for a residents and £80 per annum for businesses. A book of ten visitors scratch cards will cost £10 with the first four books per annum discounted to £5 each. Carers permits will be free of charge.

Additionally, waiting at any time will be prohibited on St James' Drive.

The Orders will come into operation in two to three weeks time when the council officer has had the chance to "inspect the installation and get application packs to all residents".

Water Lane


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Charlie Cook
Friday 28th November 2014 at 1:58 pm
Seems a bit harsh to charge residents to park in their own street
Nick Jones
Friday 28th November 2014 at 2:19 pm
They've got to claw back the waste of monies from Lyme Green / Local Plan etc etc from somewhere Charlie....... so it may as well be the residents AGAIN !!!!!!!
Kathryn Blackburn
Friday 28th November 2014 at 3:51 pm
I was of the opinion that the High Courts in London had ruled that this sort of parking charge was illegal as in the case of Barnett Council July 2013. Councils cannot use parking revenue to fund other services. Parking revenue may only be used to tackle congestion. This CEC action can only be viewed as provocative and yes yet another Tax upon we residents.
Mark Goldsmith
Friday 28th November 2014 at 5:17 pm
This is 100% a money making swiz. It does nothing to improve road safety or congestion. It just gets people pay more for something they have already paid handsomely to own.

£50 now, £75 next year and then any number the robber barons in Crewe think you will pay.

How long before this comes to your own road? Say no now, while there's a chance to stop it.
Richard Bullock
Friday 28th November 2014 at 10:01 pm
Have residents been formally consulted, via both a questionnaire and a staffed public exhibition? If not, then it sounds like it breaches Cheshire East's own policy on such zones:
Pete Taylor
Friday 28th November 2014 at 11:50 pm
Perhaps this is the answer?
Sandra Cox
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 4:35 pm
There has been residents' only parking for a year in a few streets off London Road in Alderley Edge and the permits are issued under the same conditions as proposed in the roads off Water Lane. The residents fought hard for this as their roads were blocked morning to evening by cars belonging to people working in the village and unless permits are displayed it cannot be administered or policed which costs money.

Only on private roads does one own the highway outside one's house.
In all other roads it is open to the public unless controlled by a residents' parking scheme as in most residential streets in London.
Diane Atkinson
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 4:28 pm
Yes, Charlie, it is harsh to charge residents to park on their own street especially because for a few residences there is no off-street parking available.

The permit parking is on St James Drive only.

Kensington Court, Clarence Court, Gatcombe Mews and Highgrove Mews are not roads and have an allocated parking space per dwelling (almost) but many residences have 2 cars.

The signs went up on Friday and it was interesting to see how many non-residents flouted the signs and parked all day.