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New parking controls in Truro

By WBMiles  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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New parking controls will come into force in Truro.

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New parking controls come into force in Truro on Monday.

A new residents' parking zone, TZ11, will take effect in the Redannick area of the city.

Anyone who lives or has a business in the zone can apply to buy up to two permits per property.

For residents the first 12-month permit costs £25 and the second £31.25. A business permit costs £100.

Cornwall Council said: “In some areas it is difficult for residents to park, due to long term parking by commuters and tourists.

"On street residents' parking schemes have been introduced in areas where this is increasing competition for on-street parking spaces and where local residents have limited off-street parking facilities of their own.”

A book of ten visitor permits can be bought by residents.

The new zone 11 covers Albert Place, Ashley Road, Carey Park, Coldrose Court, Daniell Court, Daniell Gardens, Daniell Road numbers 2 – 50, Daniell Street, Greenwith Close, Gwarnick Road, Halwyn Place, Higher Redannick, Lower Redannick, Observer Close, Pendale Square, Redannick Crescent, Redannick Lane, Salisbury Road, Treworder Road, Access road to the rear of 1-6 Greenwith Close).

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  • doneanddusted  |  March 15 2014, 9:37AM

    I wanted the scheme, we had people parking daily right in front of double gates they we used daily, we couldn't get out of our own backyard, we have to lift the baby push chair over cars and to top that when we politely asked people to leave some room they told us to F*** Off, everyone around us wanted this and the few that are whining are just the few this has improved the parking situation enormously where we live, thank you. If you don't want to pay for parking use the park and ride, that is what it is there for.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  December 07 2013, 7:34PM

    It won't stay 25pounds, the cost will escalate in coming years unless residents come together and force a stop to it.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  December 07 2013, 10:31AM

    Good point. Other towns are reducing their parking costs. The reason people who shop or work don't use the car parks is the cost. Mostly it seems to be commuters who are on low wages so cannot afford 20 quid a week or more for parking.

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  • TWINSCREW  |  December 07 2013, 10:14AM

    Another reason not to visit Truro. Do your shopping in out of town supermarkets where you can park free, eventually councils will get the message.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  December 06 2013, 6:39PM

    People don't want it when asked but they impose it anyway.

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  • NaughtyTortie  |  December 06 2013, 1:05PM

    I'd like to know how many people actually wanted this scheme. We weren't asked and we don't want it. So, some open questions to Cornwall Council: How did you survey/consult with the residents whether this parking zone was required? How many residents did you ask if they wanted it, and from how many total households in the area in that zone? What percentage of households did you query? What questions were actually asked: was it along the lines of "do you want a pay to park zone?", or was it akin to "do you have problems parking?"

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  • SWBADCOCK  |  December 06 2013, 1:01PM

    Its just another way of getting money for the council i feel , but if you live in a area that has no parking allocated to your property it can be deeply distressing to find you can,t park your own car outside your home. Perhaps a one off fee would be more appropriate to cover the costs of setting up these zones.

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