New parking restrictions could be enforced in roads located within a 10 minute walk of Biggleswade train station.
Councillor Madeline Russell, chairman of Biggleswade Town Council’s traffic management committee warned that this could be necessary to clamp down on irresponsible commuter parking.
The claim was made as the committee decided to recommend that a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is introduced restricting parking in four roads within walking distance of the train station.
The new TRO will mean that drivers cannot park for more than an hour at a time in the mornings in Tennyson Avenue, Chaucer Drive, Dickens Court or Dells Lane.
The decision follows years of complaints from residents who say that commuters will often park hazardously in the roads so they don’t have to pay to park in the Network Rail car park at the station itself
Mrs Russell said: “We already have a TRO in place in a section of Dells Lane which has helped, but of course there are other residential roads which I know have been affected as well.
“The problem we have is that when you restrict parking in one area the commuters will just move to the next few streets away.”
She added: “They have had the same problem in Flitwick and it may reach the point where we have to restrict parking in all residential roads which are within a 10 minute walk of the station.
“Studies have shown that if the distance is any further then people don’t tend to bother.”
Tony Reynolds, who lives in Tennyson Avenue and attended the meeting said: “This is very good news and I would like to thank the council for their help and support.
“This should really make a difference.”