Today I have called for everyone in the West End to make their voices heard on the proposed West End residents parking scheme. The City Council has today written to local residents seeking their views on the scheme. The map above gives some idea about the proposed area to be covered.
It is clear that the availability of parking spaces in the West End and at times inconsiderate parking are major issues in the West End. The council is proposing a residents parking scheme which would cost £80 per year and would allow parking in the area which is roughly from Blackness Avenue to the University of Dundee. If there is to be movement on this it is essential that everyone in the West End makes their voices heard and gives their view.
I am disappointed that progress on this has taken so long but now that the formal consultation process is underway people must make their views known. Local people must be clear about whether they support these plans and the associated costs, noting that a residents parking scheme in Menzieshill costs £5. I am seeking a meeting with officers to make sure that every effort is being made to ensure that there is a high response rate to these proposals.
I will also be writing to the City Development Department to ensure that businesses in the West End have their say over these proposals.
As a local resident I am aware of the parking problems in the West End and I think that the council and local residents should be looking for ways to solve these problems.
If the people of the West End believe that this is the way forward for them then we should move forward quickly on this, if not the council should move on and look at other measures to help deal with parking problems.