West Bridgford street parking permit plans scrapped

West Bridgford
Image caption Residents voted overwhelmingly against the introduction of a parking permit scheme

A resident parking permit scheme proposed for a Nottinghamshire suburb will not now go ahead.

Nottinghamshire County Council wanted to introduce a parking scheme in the Edward Road and Lady Bay areas of West Bridgford.

It had asked people whether they wanted resident parking permits last year and 60% voted in favour of the scheme.

However, a recent and second consultation showed an overwhelming majority were now against the plans.

In the Edward Road area 88% voted against the scheme, while in Lady Bay 91% were opposed to parking permits.

Cover the costs

Homeowners were angry they would be charged £25 for a permit for each car.

A county council spokesperson said: "We consulted on these schemes because residents had asked us for them.

"But as the latest consultation shows they now don't [want the scheme], clearly we won't be forcing them on them.

"These schemes don't make money for the council.

"Implementation is paid for by the council and the £25 permits only partly cover the costs of administration and enforcement."

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