Coseley car parking hours cap planned in train commuters row
Unlimited parking at two council car parks could be scrapped to stop them being clogged by rail commuters.
Dudley Council bosses are looking at putting a two-hour cap on parking at two of its free car parks in Coseley after complaints spaces are being taken up by workers getting on the train.
Dudley Council has proposed waiting is restricted at the Canal Street and School Street car parks in Roseville to stop people leaving vehicles there while they head to the nearby station in Gough Road.
Coseley East ward councillor Susan Ridney said: “There is a huge problem with parking in Roseville because people who use Coseley train station choose to park in these car parks.
“People park on there and then leave it. Businesses have complained about their customers not being able to park.
“The railway car park is absolutely full at 7.30am and I have every sympathy with the people from the station looking to park but these car parks should be used for the businesses in Roseville. I can see that the businesses are suffering because people can’t park.”
Alan Lunt, strategic director for place at Dudley Council, said: “We are looking at revising the rules around parking at the car parks.
“Some of the traders and shoppers in Roseville asked us to look into car parking at two small car parks in the area due to reports of people using them for long stay purposes.
"In order to support local business and to help those visiting that area, we are proposing to introduce a two hour maximum stay at those two car parks.”
Plans could also see unlimited parking brought down at two car parks in King William Street, Amblecote.
A decision on all four car parks will be made once a public consultation closes on May 18.
Visit dudley.gov.uk to have your say.