Everyone agrees that there is a massive need for more parking in West Bletchley and local Labour Councillors are working to deliver a programme of extra parking bays and other alternatives.
West Bletchley parish faces three different but inter-related challenges.
Firstly they need some ground rules or criteria about where new bays are suitable and appropriate. The West Bletchley Parish Council’s Environment and Planning Committee on Monday 11 July gave Cllr Mick Legg approval to review the criteria for new parking bays.
West Bletchley councillor Mick Legg said, “We face a major problem about understanding where it is possible to put in the much needed new parking. That is why the committee agreed I should review the criteria so we can deliver more parking.“
The second problem is that in some areas the utility services like gas, electricity, water, telephone lines etc are very near the surface. So there is a need to identify grassed and paved areas where new parking bays would not be possible.
Cllr Legg added, “We need to do survey work to be clear about which areas we can develop for extra parking. I am committed to working through all of West Bletchley with a view to identifying several hundred potential new parking bays over a period of times.“
He concluded, “In addition to identifying the much needed parking spaces we need to consult properly with residents. We know people want more parking; but not if it makes an area less attractive. I aim to lead the parish council’s work to deliver the new parking bays, in the right areas that residents want.”