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July is date set to cure Marlow's parking ills
HIGHWAYS officials have set a date of July 2013 to solve Marlow's Parking problems.
A town wide review is set to take place using the £80,000 provided by Sainsbury's when it took over the West Street store from Waitrose.
Parking has been an extremely hot topic for residents in various parts of Marlow in recent times.
Residents near Sainsbury's in the streets around Riley Park have campaigned for parking permits to keep the area clear from commuters.
Householders around Harwood Road have been angered by Sir William Borlase's School pupils parking on their street.
This caused a backlash from the teenagers, who said they were parking perfectly legally.
Parking is at the centre of the problem for campaigners against plans for a new housing development replacing the Plough pub.
The issue was raised at a public meeting on September 15 about a new ten year plan for Marlow, when some residents demanded Marlow Town Council take action.
Sue Winter, a leading campaigner in the Plough protest, said: "The elephant in the room at that meeting was the parking situation. We can't carry on like this, it's grinding to a halt."
Councillors highlighted the fact a review was due to take place and Cllr Richard Scott has now announced how this will work.
Buckinghamshire County Council contractors will carry out a survey, identifying trouble spots, and then an informal consultation will start in October.
These will be the basis for creating firm proposals, subject to a full public consultation. Cllr Scott said the likely date for a fully worked out plan to be implemented would be July 2013.
Is parking a problem in your street? What do you want the council to do? Would permits help ease the problem or make it worse?
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