Staple Tye Councillor welcomes Joyners Field parking boost
News / Fri 8th Dec 2023 at 09:03am
CONSERVATIVE Councilor for the Staple Tye ward, Alastair Gunn has welcomed additional parking for the Joyners Field estate after planning permission was secured from Harlow Council’s Development Management Committee.
Plans for 21 extra parking spaces across two locations towards the south of Joyners Field were approved unanimously, in a bid to alleviate pressure on parking in the estate.
Twelve new spaces will be added to the existing parking area near the playground, and nine more created from better use of the space north of the estate’s flat blocks.
This comes alongside the refurbishment of a nearby row of garages, and follows completion of vital fire safety improvements to the Joyners Field flat blocks.
Cllr Gunn commented, “There’s a number of estates across Harlow that suffer from insufficient parking provision.
“Sadly, that’s particularly true of Joyners Field which, as Cllr Clive Souter explained in the meeting, is a ‘parking nightmare’. Residents are being forced into parking on the main road and pavements, which causes problems for pedestrians and damages the landscaping.
“That’s why I warmly welcome approval to boost parking in the estate, and why I will be continuing to press for better use of land in Joyners Field to create even more parking spaces, and in all estates that face similar problems.”
The plans approved by the Development Management Committee are available online via: https://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=141&MId=2598&Ver=4
Parking is becoming difficult in all parts of the town unfortunately.
is this the only area that needs more parking spaces have a look at hollyfield and a few more estates that need it
Residential areas packed with commercial vehicles (BT, Royal Mail, 24/7 Networks, and many others. They are a big, ignored part of the problem.
It might help if all the mud was cleared up from the parking on the grass and entrance road to the flats which refuse lorries have to go over, which was once grass but now mud which pedestrians have to walk through
Good to see the council attempting to solve an issue for residents and not making it worse by using yellow lines, parking enforcement etc. I agree with the comment above that commercial vehicles are an issue, we need a tax on these to pay for parking solutions for residents.
Here in Brockles mead there is a simple remedy to the parking issue. Get rid of the ridiculous raised roundabouts. This could allow up to 12 new parking spaces for each roundabout and stop people having to park in the garage areas. If the Councillor would like to speak to me regarding my plans he is more than welcome.