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Parking problems to be subject of review

Malvern Editorial 13th Feb, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TRAFFIC problems near Great Malvern Station have sparked a wide scale review of on-street parking in the town.

The town council’s strategic planning committee met to discuss the issue last week and agreed to meet with officials from Malvern District Council and Worcestershire County Council to discuss a possible solution.

The problems have been caused since yellow markings were recently painted on the approach to the platform to the station off Avenue Road which prohibits parking and drivers stopping to drop and pick people up.

This has seen increased parking on surrounding streets especially Avenue Road, Clarence Road and Tibberton Road during the day.

The routes now often have cars stationed on both sides making it difficult for waste trucks and street cleaning vehicles to get past.

Coun Ian Hopwood, town and county councillor for Malvern, said: “I have had a lot of people contact me saying there were problems with parking around the station.

“The yellow lines have simply pushed the problem further out. We’re are going to look at all on-street parking in the town and hopefully try and keep everyone happy.”

Town council officers had recommended parking on streets within 250 metres of the station should be restricted to one side of the road.

However the upcoming talks will look to create an ‘integrated plan’ for on-street parking throughout Malvern.

In November last year the district council began enforcing parking restrictions which led to many residents and traders calling for an overhaul of the times and areas which restricted where people could leave their cars and for how long.

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