Hertsmere Borough Council has written to local residents potentially affected by the introduction of parking charges in Bushey village about the proposed plans.
The council is recommending parking charges at Kemp Place Car Park, with the first two hours remaining free, and on Bushey High Street, bringing Bushey in line with the rest of the borough.
The suggested changes will help improve parking management in the area, increase parking for visitors to the village and encourage a greater turnover of vehicles.
A parking study was carried out in 2018 and the council is now consulting with local residents and businesses affected by any new parking controls or changes.
Councillor Jean Heywood, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Parking, said: “As part of our parking management strategy, we regularly review arrangements in the borough to ensure that our approach is fair, consistent and appropriate.
“Following on from a review of Bushey village area, we are considering providing 10 new parking bays in the road next to Kemp Place, and introducing parking charges at Kemp Place car park after two hours free parking and in Bushey High Street. These measures have been proposed to increase footfall and help make sure parking is evened up across the village area.
“We are asking business owners and residents for their views as part of an informal consultation. Until then, anybody interested in this issue should check our website, follow us on social media, or sign up for our News for You e-alerts.”
The proposed changes include:
• Two hours free parking at Kemp Place car park, with charges introduced after this period.
• Pay and Display parking along High Street Bushey.
• The introduction of ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions on the south side High Street Bushey.
• Introduction of a Resident Permit Parking Scheme.
Cllr Heywood added: “I would encourage local residents and businesses to have their say by responding to the consultation letters. Deadline for responses is 14 October.”
To find out more about the proposed plans, please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/NewParkingSchemes
Posted on Thursday 3rd October 2019