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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2004, 10:23 GMT 11:23 UK
Parking threatens two-car homes
Coun Kate Gray
Coun Gray wants those with objections to write to County Hall
Two-car households in East Yorkshire may have to leave their second vehicles in car parks and pay for the privilege, a council has warned.

East Riding Council has plans to extend the residents-only parking zone in the St Mary's area of Beverley.

But residents would only get one free space, so second cars parked near homes could be ticketed.

The move would also hit any visitors, Beverley councillor Kate Gray has warned.

Extensive consultation

Beverley resident Michael Jack, whose home will be hit by the move, said: "We are happy with things as they are. We don't need a residents' parking zone in this street."

An East Riding Council spokeswoman said: "There was extensive consultation on this parking scheme.

"People living in the area were given a number of options to chose from and this is the one they chose.

"People will be able to object to the details of the parking scheme until 5 November and if enough of them object the councillors will look at the arrangements again.

"They may make minor adjustments, but they are committed to introducing a controlled parking zone for the residents in some form," she added.

Coun Kate Gray has urged objectors to write to the legal department at County Hall in Beverley in time for the 5 November deadline.


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