Council responds cautiously to parking permits proposals

A PROPOSAL for the introduction of annual parking permits in the Lucan/Palmerstown area has got a cautious response from South Dublin County Council.

This follows a motion tabled by Councillor Ed O’Brien at October’s Lucan Area Committee meeting of SDCC.

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Cllr O’Brien proposed “that this Area Committee noting the increased frustration of many residents of estates in the Lucan/Palmerstown area with unwelcome cars parked in such estates, gives due consideration to introducing annual permits to such estates and extending the parking scheme in Lucan and Palmerstown into these estates in an effort to alleviate the inconvenience felt by those residents.”

The council replied that the Parking section has received very few complaints or communications from residents of the Lucan/Palmerstown Area, regarding the issue of parking in their estates by non-residents. They added that in recent times the only estates from which there has been any communication in relation to parking is Brookvale and Sarsfield.

The council said that if a permit system was introduced it would mean the introduction of pay and display.

The council said that they would be open to extending the parking scheme, but clarification would be required of the specific estates so that an investigation could commence which would look into the current current position with parking in the specific estates and assess the suitability of a formal Parking scheme (permits and pay and display) in the area, discuss the current parking situation with residents/ residents associations in the estates and if an extension of the parking scheme is deemed necessary and the areas concerned are suitable the council would be required to follow the statutory process for extending the parking scheme, which would include extending the SDCC Parking Control Bye Laws.

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