Businesses to have say over parking

BUSINESSES hit by parking restrictions are being given a chance to have their say.

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Firms in the West End have been quizzed about parking
Firms in the West End have been quizzed about parking

More than 600 firms in Yorkhill, Hillhead and Partick have received questionnaires as part of a council review on parking and loading.

It came after concerns were lodged by both businesses and residents over the number of vehicles parking or trying to stop at the side of the roads.

Kelvin MSP Sandra White said: "Businesses have come to me because they're concerned about not being able to get their deliveries in. They say they can't get loaded up because there's nowhere to park or stop.

"On the other side of it residents are worried because they can't get parked anywhere.

"What we want to do is gather as many opinions as possible and then look at what the best solution is."

A total of 140 businesses in Byres Road are being surveyed, along with 390 in Dumbarton Road, 80 in Hillhead and 15 in Dowanhill. They are being asked what loading times would be suitable for them, how often they receive deliveries and what difficulties they face in doing this.

Ms White said: "There are small businesses who feel they are really suffering because of these issues."

The SNP MSP said she hoped residents can take part in a consultation early next year, which would be conducted through community councils and other groups.

A council spokesman said: "We are carrying out a survey of businesses on Byres Road and Dumbarton Road regarding their servicing requirements.

"This will allow us to work closely with businesses to identify issues such as customer parking and loading times."

The closing date for surveys from the firms involved is tomorrow.

rachel.loxton@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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