One hundred new parking spaces could be created in Northampton streets following review

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Residents are being asked to give feedback on plans to help stop rail commuters taking paking spaces in Northampton streets.

The parking review in St. James has been undertaken by Northamptonshire Highways to create more resident parking the review was requested by Cllr Gareth Eales (Lab, Dallington Spencer) and covers the half of St. James, which he represents on the County Council.

It will see a number of double yellow lines deemed outdated or unnecessary removed, creating additional on-street parking.

The roads affected include Greenwood Road, Wimbledon Street, Althorp Road, Stanley Road, St. James Park Road, Marlborough Road and Byfield Road are the streets to benefit from the near one hundred new parking spaces proposed.

Some time restricted parking is also to be considered in some streets, in a bid to prevent rail commuters from occupying a big proportion of available spaces each weekday.

Plans have been drawn up in draft form and will be go to public consultation at the St James Residents’ Association meeting on October 1. Any feedback received will be considered and the scheme will be implemented early in the New Year.

Graham Croucher, Secretary of St James Residents’ Association, said: “Parking is just one of many issues that we deal with but a very important one that is high on residents’ concerns.

“This scheme will go some way to making life easier for residents, and benefit local business, in parking their vehicles.

“We thank Councillor Eales for his efforts and look forward to working in partnership again on similar projects for the benefit of residents.”

Councillor Eales said: “The review was requested in conjunction with Borough Councillor Rufia Ashraf, the St James Residents’ Association and Highways Officers.

“Parking is a massive issue in the area and this scheme once implemented will see huge benefits for residents.

“What is clear is that all the community representatives are working together to create positive change.

“I hope that many residents attend the October SJRA meeting and give their support and feedback.”