Bury St Edmunds: New parking restrictions revealed

New parking restrictions coming to Bury St Edmunds

New parking restrictions coming to Bury St Edmunds

Parking restrictions will be rolled out in selected Bury St Edmunds’ streets to combat the number of people using residential areas as free car parks.

Parking restrictions will be rolled out in selected Bury St Edmunds’ streets to combat the number of people using residential areas as free car parks.

Letters will be sent out at the beginning of next week to tell people living around the Grove Road area that a Neighbourhood Parking Scheme will be introduced from November 1 this year.

The move follows a Suffolk County Council consultation almost two years ago, where a large number of people requested the implementation of a permit scheme to stop cars belonging to shoppers and workers clogging residential streets.

Mark Ereira-Guyer, who represents the area at Suffolk County Council, said: “The people of this area have been after improving the parking for a very long time as there is a huge displacement of parking from the town centre which makes their lives very difficult. We did a major consultation two years ago and now it’s going to be there.”

“I’m thrilled for the people I represent, because it has been a long wait. The council has worked hard, but they have been delayed by other priorities which has been unfortunate to say the least.”

The scheme, known as Zone L, will cover Grove Road, Grove Park, Cornfield Road, Challice Road, Durbar Terrace, Spring Lane, Springfield Avenue, Springfield Road, Trinity Mews and parts of Risbygate Street and Out Risbygate.

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Those living in the zone will be able to buy up to two annual permits, with the first priced at £59 and the second at £76.

The scheme will operate Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 3pm and there will be a designated 1 hour waiting bay outside St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School on Grove Road and on part of Risbygate Street.