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Consultation to be held on changes to parking in Marlow town centre

| November 17, 2017

Marlow High Street. (Archive picture)

Buckinghamshire County Council are to hold a consultation on proposed changes to parking in Marlow town centre.

The proposed changes to the existing on-street parking in Marlow town centre include :

  • A rearrangement of the parking bays in the town centre to provide around 30 additional short-term parking spaces.
  • Help fund better enforcement which will provide a much greater turnover of parking in the key retail centre.

The aim of the proposals in the consultation are to improve highway safety, reduce congestion and provide a better use of kerbside space for the economic vitality of the town as currently parking and the movement of vehicles around Marlow can be a problem for residents, businesses and visiting motorists alike, especially at busy times.

Full details of the proposals will appear in early December 2017 on the ‘Have Your Say’ pages of the Buckinghamshire County Council website. The formal consultation will commence in January 2018.

As part of the consultation process the County Council will be holding a drop-in session in January 2018 where members of the public and interested parties can come and discuss the proposals. The details of the drop-in session will be publicised in due course.

Deputy Leader of the County Council and Cabinet Member for Transportation, Mark Shaw, commented ‘Marlow is a very special and attractive town, but it suffers from the effect of parking in the town centre.

We feel our proposals offer the best chance of managing on-street parking for the benefit of businesses, residents and visitors alike.

I know that parking can be a very emotive subject though, so I would encourage everyone to make their comments known through our Have Your Say web-pages, or by coming to talk to my officers at our drop-in event in January [2018].

After the consultation closes a formal decision on how best to proceed will be made by Councillor Shaw in February 2018.

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