Issued: February 15, 2017
Council calls for consultation over parking measures
Town councillors are pressing for residents in various roads in Epping to be consulted before any new parking restrictions or residents' parking schemes are introduced.
A residents' parking scheme proposed for Ivy Chimneys Road is being opposed by the town council which believes it would not solve the problem.
Various schemes for roads across the town have been proposed by Epping Forest District Council.
Councillor Barbara Scruton, speaking at Tuesday's planning and general purposes committee, described Ivy Chimneys Road as "a nightmare".
She said: "I think we should be lobbying to get some parking bays on the green. I can't see what they would gain from it (residents' parking)."
Councillor Hugh Pegrum said: "I'm not sure what residents' parking is going to cure."
Committee chairman Nigel Avey said there needed to be a "more imaginative scheme" to deal with the problem.
* A residents' parking scheme for Stonards Hill scheme is being supported by town councillors while proposals for Lower Swaines are considered "impractical".
The town council wants Tidys Lane residents consulted over parking in their road after the district council proposed a yellow line restriction while town councillors are suggesting residents' parking.
Lincolnsfield has also been earmarked for a possible residents' parking scheme with town councillors calling for residents to be consulted over the Lincolnsfield area as a whole before any decision is taken.