Changes to parking in Skircoat

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DETAILS of a planned scheme to charge £25 for residents’ parking permits and expand parking controls are being firmed-up by the council.

One of the aims is to ease parking congestion around the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Public consultation has been underway for several weeks with questionnaires and special meetings at Heath Training Centre.

Calderdale Council has now decided to revise the proposals and progress towards a formal Traffic Regulation Order.

Motorists will have to pay to park until 7pm Monday to Friday (previously 8pm, Monday to Sunday).

Parking on Godfrey Road and Dudwell Lane, Halifax, will continue to be limited to resident permit holders only. There will be no pay and display parking as originally proposed.

There will be a permit zones close to the hospital for 24 hours every day and an outer zone between 8am and 7pm.

Greenroyd, Rawson and Lea Avenues will be added to the permit controlled zone and there will be no parking in the central part of Dudwell Lane. A resident permit zone combined with 30 minutes limited public parking will be introduce near All Saints’ School during pick-up and drop-off times.

The council’s economy and environment spokesman Coun Barry Collins said: “We have listened to people and updated the proposals to take their views into account wherever possible. This has resulted in a deliverable proposal and should help bring order to the parking situation on roads around the hospital.”

Details of the revised scheme can be found on the council’s website: Skircoat Parking Review.