Council issues final plea for King’s Lynn parking plan views

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Residents and traders have just a few days left to have their say on proposed new parking regulations in two key areas of Lynn.

Around 250 people have so far taken part in a public consultation, which ends this week, on the plans for the South Quay and the Springwood housing estate.

However, officials say most of the comments received so far have related to Springwood, where parking by people visiting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a long-standing problem.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said yesterday: “We would urge residents and businesses around the South Quay to send responses in.”

As first reported in the Lynn News last month, borough and county council officers have developed plans which, if given the go-ahead, would mean drivers would have to pay to park on the South Quay for longer than 30 minutes.

Residents’ permits, which would cost £40 per year, are also proposed for both sites, while visitors’ permits, costing £25 per year, have also been suggested for the quayside.

Measures including a restricted parking zone and double yellow lines in known problem areas are among the Springwood options.

Margaret Wilkinson, county councillor for the Gaywood South division, which includes Springwood estate, said she had only had a few comments about the proposals, which mostly related to the permit idea.

But she added: “I would urge them to respond and hopefully we get more of a balanced view.”

Comments can be submitted by emailing or writing to Norfolk County Council Highway Projects, Carrow House, 301 King Street, Norwich NR1 2TN. The closing date is this Friday, April 4. Residents from outside the affected areas should say where they live.