Pay and display on-street parking planned to free up space in busy suburb

Cork County Council has announced that it will introduce pay parking in several areas of Douglas from May 1.

Pay and display machines will be put up in the area and motorists will have to fork out 80 cent per hour to park on-street.

The move has been made in an effort to free up more space in the centre of the suburb and it is expected to be welcomed by businesses.

The local authority is currently developing a long- term 150-space car park at the rear of St Patrick’s Woollen Mills and this will be opened to coincide with the introduction of pay and display on-street parking.

Motorists will be charged €3 per day, inclusive of VAT, to leave their cars in the long-stay car park.

Cllr Deirdre Forde said she had opposed the introduction of on-street parking until the council decided to develop the long-stay car park.

“It wouldn’t have been appropriate without that, but now I think it will work to everybody’s benefit. However, ideally I’d like to see three long-stay car parks developed around the Douglas area,” the Fine Gael councillor said.

Time restrictions will also apply with one hour and three hour zones in each of the following streets: East Douglas Street, Carrigaline Road, Church Street, Churchyard Lane, West Douglas Street, Church Road, Galway’s Lane, Grosvenor Mews and Elm Grove.

Cllr Forde said that residents living in those areas would be able to avail of special parking permits which cost €30 and she urged them to apply for them as soon as possible.

* Visit www.corkcoco.ie for more details

More in this section

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day.

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day.