Another survey will be done over parking plans

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COUNCILLORS have put the brakes on plans to introduce charges in a residents’ car park.

As previously reported, Portsmouth City Council considered making people who live in Scott House, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, pay £100 each year for a space.

But following concerns about there being a lack of public consultation, Cllr Jason Fazackarley and Cllr Leo Madden, who represent the area, have arranged to get another survey done.

If the majority of Scott House residents oppose the move then it won’t go ahead.

Neighbours had been under the impression the plans were set in stone because resident parking signs and security gates to the car park were removed.

Bays were also renumbered.

Things happened because results from a public consultation which took place over Christmas last year showed three residents were in favour and two were against.

Cllr Fazackarley said: ‘Council officers will call on every home in Scott House and ask residents their views on whether they want the introduction of parking charges on bays there.

‘If the majority say no, then it won’t be implemented.

‘There wasn’t much of a return when the survey went out – maybe that’s because it was Christmas.

‘Getting a response from every household will give more of a fair reflection.’