The answer to Bucks parking hell?

Consultation to enable county-wide parking standards to be adopted

Public input is being sought on new guidelines over how much parking space new housing estates, factories and offices should have in Bucks.  Bucks County Council (BCC) is carrying out the consultation on the guidance which has been drawn up for developers, covering cars, bikes, motorcycles and blue badge holders, and will then review the proposals once feedback is in.   The new guidelines aim to include:

  • accounting for variations between urban and rural communities
  • realistic parking facilities, recognising that each development will have its own particular needs.

The consultation is open until 31st October 2014 and can be completed online: see here, and copies will be available at libraries.

County Councillor Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Cabinet Member for Transport, says “With more than 300,000 private cars and vans in Bucks, we’ve the highest percentage of 3-plus car households in the south-east, we need to help our residents and visitors to park well”.   For information see link here.

Also see Bucks Free Press news item of 10 September 2014.



One thought on “The answer to Bucks parking hell?”

  1. As a resident of Barley View I am concerned about parking in this private cul de sac in Prestwood. The restrictive covenant on my property states that “residents must not park boats, caravans, or trade vehicles (except trade vehicles in the course of delivering goods or supplying services to the property) on the property or on any other part of the estate”.
    There are 2 large trade vans parked here – one is left in the short narrow drive to a small house by a former resident now living mainly abroad, the other is similarly parked when not being used during working hours by the owner for his business.

    The covenant also states “The transferee must not park motor vehicles on or obstruct in any other manner any part of the Estate road*. There are cars and vans parked regularly, sometimes on the pavement at the narrow entrance to the estate. These may belong to “transferees” (residents) who have 2/3/4 cars; others are people using Barley View as a car park. This is a potential hazard especially in the dark and winter conditions and has already caused an accident.

    How I agree with Councillor Ruth Vigor-Hedderly Cabinet Member for Transport’s statement. But can anything be done as clearly people disregard a ruling which is already in place?

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