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Frustration at delay to parking scheme introduction in Great Missenden
FED-UP residents have called on a council to hurry up and introduce residents only parking schemes after the plans were unanimously approved six months ago.
Residents only parking areas are set to be introduced in four different locations in Great Missenden after funding for the scheme was approved by Buckinghamshire County Council.
That was in April - but since then the plans for permits in Mobwell Terrace, Church Street, Chiltern Manor Park and the Misbourne Estate have not been implemented.
The lack of action has led to two Great Missenden councillors calling on the council to stop dragging their feet over the schemes - saying the delay has been unacceptable.
Chiltern District Council's Seb Berry said: "Everyone knows that there is a very serious parking problem in the village with local residents and the Village Association pushing for solutions over many years.
"People have been incredibly patient with the County Council but enough is enough. There is no excuse for the ongoing delays in taking these schemes to full public consultation."
County Councillor Alan Stevens said: "I share the frustrations of local people who wonder how it can be that the Partnership can finally take funding decisions on this issue, only for next to nothing to happen for fully six months. The Council now needs to stop prevaricating, prioritise this urgent work and get on with it."
Transport for Buckinghamshire spokesman Dan Elworthy said: "To date the Great Missenden parking schemes have included site meetings with residents and local member, as well as desk based work to develop the schemes. Site surveys will shortly be undertaken and informal consultation will commence as soon as possible. This consultation will include all residents directly affected by the proposals. If this consultation is successful, the scheme would then proceed to formal consultation and potential subsequent approval and implementation.
"There are a number of different types of restrictions which may be employed to address the parking issues that exist at these sites. We will be corresponding with residents that may be directly affected by any changes in the first instance with details of the proposals.
"Once we have a scheme which has the support of the majority of those affected, we will then be able to formally announce/advertise the intended measures publically."
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