Parking pressures within Halifax should begin to ease after Calderdale Council decided to introduce a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) within the town centre.
The temporary TRO, which will allow the Council to enforce time limits on parking bays, will be in place from 7 November 2014 and enforced from 10 November. This will re-introduce short stay on-street parking within the town centre, to make sure that spaces regularly become available throughout the day.
Director of Economy and Environment, Ian Gray said:
“Although commuters have enjoyed all day free parking within the town centre since we lifted the restrictions on 8 October 2014, we know that this has reduced the spaces available for visitors and shoppers. We recognise that this will become more important in the run up to Christmas.
“The temporary TRO should ease the pressure by freeing up parking spaces. We are also working hard to introduce a new, permanent TRO and expect that this will be in place in early 2015.”
From 10 November, when the temporary TRO is in place, drivers will need to check signage for on-street parking to make sure that they do not exceed the time limits. Parking charges will continue to be suspended until the permanent TRO is introduced.
Visit www.calderdale.gov.uk for further information.