DUP MLA Maurice Bradley has had confirmation from the Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon MLA that a residents’ only parking scheme is a step closer to implementation.
The East Londonderry MLA said: “A pilot scheme had been running in Belfast, following a review, the Minister has confirmed in correspondence to me today that the review is complete, and that a policy for other schemes will now be established.
“This is welcome news.
“I have been pushing for this for some time. I can see that there is a real need for schemes within this area.
“My office has been contacted by residents who are having to pay for car parking, as spaces outside their homes are being abused for parking by those working or studying in town.
“Similarly, there are issues in Portrush around the Harbour area and in other tourist hotspots.
“I will continue to press the Minister for a quick roll out as I feel a parking scheme will be of great assistance to so many in the area.”