Council tenants on two of Portsmouth’s oldest housing estates grew so rich they were ruining their environment.
City councillors were warned urgent action was needed because new-found affluence in Paulsgrove and Wymering led to a huge increase in the number of residents who owned cars.
The council was to spend nearly £50,000 turning churned up verges into hard-standing areas for cars so residents could park outside their homes and free the roads.
Cars which were double-parked in roads throughout Paulsgrove and Wymering also prevented emergency services and buses from getting through.
Councillors were asked to approve a comprehensive survey which would investigate the problem on both housing estates.