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Shropshire Council parking consultation extended

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Residents have more time to comment on details about parking proposals after Shropshire Council extended a consultation due to "technical issues".

Shropshire Council's Shirehall base in Shrewsbury

Changes to the county's parking charges were agreed earlier this year, but before it can come into affect traffic regulation orders need to be consulted on and agreed.

Residents now have until June 6 to comment.

Chris Edwards, head of infrastructure and communities with Shropshire Council, said: “Before the proposed new parking charges, agreed earlier this year, can come into effect the appropriate traffic regulation orders (TROs) need to be consulted on and agreed.

"A three-week TRO consultation was launched last week but, following some technical issues with the online version of the consultation, we’ve extended the consultation by a week and it will now run until June 6."

Another consultation has been launched about additional parking proposals.

Mr Edwards added: “Meanwhile, a four-week consultation was also launched last week to seek people’s views on a small number of additional proposals relating to the new parking strategy.

"As part of this consultation two drop-in sessions are being held this week to give people the chance to ask questions and find out more.

"These are at Ludlow Library from 1pm-4pm on Wednesday; and at the Darwin Centre in Shrewsbury from 12pm-3pm on Thursday (in the vacant shop to the right of Costa).

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“Following requests from councillors, the decision has been made to extend this consultation for a further two weeks, and an additional drop in session is to be held in the Ludlow room at Shirehall next Monday from 10am-1.30pm.

"Councillors and officers are also working together to arrange further such sessions.”

For more information visit http://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/shropshire-council-s-parking-strategy-additional-proposals/

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

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