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Parking problems set to be alleviated on and around major new Stafford route

Problem parking on a Stafford estate next to the route of Stafford’s new western access road is set to be alleviated with new traffic orders.

Parking restrictions will be installed on roads around Castlefields, to the west of Stafford town centre. Double yellow lines will be installed along the length of Martin Drive – which will form the gateway to the new Stafford Western Access Road off the Newport Road. In addition, there will be double yellow lines laid along Redgrave Drive and both double yellow and time restricted parking along Rose Hill.

In early July these parking restrictions will be implemented and then Castlefields residents consulted about the impact in the following weeks.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington, who is also the local county councillor, said:

Parking restrictions are needed along Martin Drive as this will form the gateway to the Stafford Western Access Road from Newport Road. However we’re aware of parking problems being displaced and so after consultation with residents we will be extending restrictions along the principal roads around Castlefields. After their implementation the highways team will be monitoring the parking situation in the following weeks to measure the impact and make sure they are working effectively.  We are also keen to potentially extend new regulations to other areas which may be affected by parking displacement. We know parking has been an issue on these roads and so the new restrictions should improve visibility and safety.”