Council oppose permit parking in Naas estate

HOUSEHOLDERS seeking to take measures which ban non-residents from their housing areas are unlikely to succeed.

HOUSEHOLDERS seeking to take measures which ban non-residents from their housing areas are unlikely to succeed.

An attempt by a residents group at Sallins Road to tackle parking in the estate by non-residents has met with some opposition by the council.

Cllr. Rioghnagh Bracken told a recent town council meeting that people living in Spring Gardens want a parking permit system in their estate.

Town clerk Ken Kavanagh said however, that there were no “significant parking issues at this location” and this opinion was based on a number of visits there by the community wardens.

Cllr. Bracken countered it was her understanding that if there was consensus among residents that this would be sufficient.

She said at least two people who don’t live in the estate park all day long.

Town manager Eamonn O’Sullivan said the wardens have not made their final decision on the issue. “We asked them to monitor it and they reported what they found,” he added.

Town Clerk Ken Kavanagh said that a permit system might not deter parking by non-residents and it would be necessary to intoroduce pay parking to achieve this.