Parking plans go on show in Topsham

PLANS for changes to on-street parking in Topsham have gone on public display.

Devon County Council presented its proposals, part of a countywide review of parking in market and coastal towns, at a public exhibition in the Globe Hotel last week.

Options include introducing pay and display on High Street, Fore Street, Nelson Close and the Quay end of Holman Way.

The plans also follow calls from Topsham Community Association over the need for better parking management in the town due to the current lack of vehicle turnover.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “The public exhibition was an opportunity for people to express their views.

“It is important that they play a part in developing this scheme.”

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

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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.”

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.

Last month it agreed that its introduction should be progressed as soon as is practicable.