Town’s parking strategy revealed

Rose Lane car park
Rose Lane car park

Changes are on the horizon for drivers with the completion of a town’s draft parking strategy.

Biggleswade Town Council’s proposed parking strategy will soon be available for people across the town to comment upon.

The strategy states: “It is widely acknowledged that parking has been an issue in Biggleswade for many years.

“The available parking in the town needs to be better managed and the lack of sufficient parking needs to be addressed.”

The strategy looks at all existing short, medium, long term and commuter parking plus general off street parking.

The report states: “It became apparent that the majority of the on street parking available to both residents and visitors of Biggleswade falls within the one hour short term category. The task group has tried to balance the number of short and medium term spaces.”

The council does not currently have a long term lease for the Rose Lane car park, which currently offers unlimited free parking.

But the strategy proposes making it pay and display and charging for residents’ and workers’ permits. There would be no restriction between 6pm and 8am.

It would have to be resurfaced, the report adds.

The Dan Albone car park would remain free if the lease can be renewed. The plan for a new car park at Bonds Lane is still on the cards. There would be paid for workers’ permits and pay and display.

Parking restrictions would be implemented on some residential roads.

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