As reported last week, a number of additional parking spaces are due to be created in the village centre.
In addition to the four spaces being added outside Gusto on London Road and the conversion of the three disabled/ doctors spaces outside the old surgery on George Street for general use there are plans to create another seven parking spaces.
Cllr Craig Browne explained "Parking in Alderley Edge has not become a problem overnight, rather the situation was allowed to deteriorate over a number of years. Long-term problems rarely have a quick-fix solution; however, efforts are ongoing and the Parish Council will release a statement on this shortly. In the meantime, I am working with Cheshire East Highways to try and find innovative and inexpensive ways to create more on-street spaces."
He added "In the short term, we are trying to create additional spaces as and where we can. The latest improvements will see the creation of five new spaces on South Street, as well as a further two spaces on West Street. Incrementally, when added to the spaces announced last week on London Road and George Street, these gains will amount to 12 new spaces close to the centre of the village. Working on the basis of an hourly turnover of spaces between 8am-6pm, that's enabling an extra 120 visits by shoppers over the course of the working day."
These changes should be implemented over the next 3 to 4 months.
Councillor Browne continued "In the medium term, we are also looking to introduce a one-way regime for George Street, South Street and West Street (subject to a period of public consultation) which would have the dual advantage of easing traffic flows on the blind junctions at each end of South Street, as well as potentially enabling some further parking spaces to be added in future."