Council using environmentally friendly solution to address parking issues

North East Derbyshire District Council set out exciting new environmentally friendly plans to address parking issues in the district.

Some of the housing provision in the four main towns in the district have difficulty coping with parking provision as they were built before people had one or two cars per household.

The new Parking Strategy developed by the authority is set to be implemented over a number of years, devoting £288k per year to address the problem.

The authority will use permeable tarmac and ‘grass matting’ a protection matting which will be piloted on Adlington Avenue in Wingerworth.

The tarmac and matting aims to provide structural solutions whilst safeguarding the natural environment and flood alleviation.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Carolyn Renwick said, “We have developed this strategy to implement a 21st century solution to a 20th century problem – addressing the need for extra parking in the district where there isn’t currently provision.”

“Residents have voiced their concerns to us about the lack of parking and we have listened. It’s an area which hasn’t been addressed for a number of years but we as an authority are committed to doing so using environmentally friendly techniques such as grass matting.”