Berkshire

Views sought on Reading residents' parking changes

Residents in Reading are to be asked for their views on plans to shake up parking across the town.

The council is proposing a number of changes to its 52 residents' parking zones, including reducing permit fees for "green" cars.

Other ideas include increasing the size of zones, new areas with limited waiting times and short-time pay and display parking during the day.

A questionnaire will canvas the zones' 12,000 households for their views.

The council said the first parking zones in Reading were set up in the early 1970s and need updating to adapt to changes to working and shopping practices.

Councillor Richard Willis, member for transport, said: "This is an important consultation and I urge residents to let us have their comments on the changes under consideration.

"The responses will shape the outcome of residents' parking areas for many years to come."

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