Parking review will finally be published - when someone presses the 'appropriate button'


The long-awaited Wilmslow parking review is apparently ready for publication and just waiting for a member of the Council's technical team to press the "appropriate button".

Back in 2018 Cheshire East Council commissioned a review to gather evidence and an understanding of the parking situation in Wilmslow. As a result of which 47 individual measures were recommended to ensure that parking capacity supports the long-term viability of Wilmslow.

Speaking at a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday, 20th February, Don Stockton, Ward Councillor for Lacey Green said "The first parking review was to take place in Wilmslow and is still on the face of it going on."

He added "I have been deluged with questions from residents in my ward, who having attended meetings and given their views over 12 months ago, have been expecting publication of this review.

"Councillor Craig Browne can you please give me and everyone with interest in this final publication when will it take place and when will the solutions proposed finally be implemented across Wilmslow?

Deputy Leader Cllr Craig Browne responded "I completely share your interest and frustration with this given that the parking review to which you refer also of course includes Alderley Edge within its remit.

"The latest information I have is that the final amends were being made and completed yesterday to the documentation and it is ready to now be published on the council's website pending a member of our technical team pressing the appropriate button."

I contacted Cheshire East Council yesterday to enquire when the Wilmslow Parking Review would be published and requesting further information, at the time of publication I am waiting a response.

Car Parking Review


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

James MacDonald
Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 7:14 pm
Would this be the self-destruct button? Do we receive a redacted document followed by several year of promises that fail to materialise?
Andrew Backhouse
Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 3:15 pm
I wonder if the wonderful work done on a parking plan will really reflect the fact that we have a climate emergency and car use needs reducing if we are going to try to preserve the planet for our children? I look forward to a radically different plan which encourages better bus services and use of bikes and trains and makes it harder to park on bike lanes and pavements - I may not enjoy that right now, but it is what is needed!
Nik Eastwood
Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 4:00 pm
somebody has probably parked over the Button
Lisa Reeves
Monday 2nd March 2020 at 10:39 am
I have emailed the media team at CEC twice to ask the reason for the delay and when the parking review will be published but I have not heard anything back. I have emailed the again this morning and will hopefully be able to publish an update shortly.
Clive Cooksey
Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 3:26 pm
Climate emergency? We had one 50million years ago when the planet had crocodiles and palm trees in the artic circle, & not a car in sight. Explain please, as Earth is still here. Don't these things go in cycles?? Seems like it to me.
David Smith
Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7:23 am
Yes Clive. Well done, you obviously understand the implications of climate change better than the rest of us - including eminent scientists. Quite simply we are probably heading back to those warmer days with arctic crocodiles and palm trees which means that life south of the arctic circle was so hot it was just about IMPOSSIBLE!