Last chance for Topsham residents to view parking plans

TOPSHAM residents can still view plans for changes to on-street parking.

Devon County Council proposes to introduce pay and display on High Street, Fore Street, Nelson Close and the Quay end of Holman Way.

The plans, which can be viewed until tomorrow, November 12, at Topsham Library, form part of a countywide review of parking and coastal towns.

They also follow calls from Topsham Community Association over the need for better parking management.

More than 200 residents viewed the proposals when they first went on display at a public exhibition in the Globe Hotel last month.

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A spokesperson for Devon County Council said: “Members of the public still have time to review the proposals and plans are available at Topsham Library, with feedback invited until Friday 12 November.

“After this date, the responses will be collated and discussed with the local County Council member before a scheme is advertised.

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“During the 21 day advertising period further comments can be submitted via the County Solicitor.”

Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Councillor for Topsham and St Loyes, said he was keen for people to have their say.

He added: “Their input will ensure that these proposals benefit our community.

“Parking has previously been flagged up as an issue in the town centre and we need the community to respond on these options for the introduction of pay and display.”

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, added: “It is important that the public play a part in developing this scheme.”

Devon County Council’s cabinet agreed in July last year to investigate the implementation of pay and display parking in market and coastal towns in the county.

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