Residents of Rockford Terrace, on Deansgrange Road between Rowan Park Avenue and Rockford Park, have had terrible trouble with parking, not least because many of them don’t have off-street parking and can’t park on the bend outside their houses, for safety reasons. To deal with this problem, five parking spaces were installed in a lay-by on Deansgrange Road, next to the green area on the left of the entrance to Rockford Park, for the primary benefit of the residents of Rockford Terrace and without any encroachment of the green space.
While this is an important facility for Rockford Terrace residents, there have been problems with the scheme because it is used by other people, particularly in the evenings. That is why I am glad that the Council has responded to requests for parking controls and there is now a proposal from the Council’s Parking Department to introduce pay and display parking restrictions on these five spaces.
While residents will be able to buy residents’ permits and visitors’ permits, it is proposed that the restrictions will apply to other road users Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, at a cost of €1 per hour.
This proposal went before the Council’s Dún Laoghaire Area Committee Meeting in County Hall last night (Wednesday the 8th of April), and, having spoken to residents, I proposed that the Council Executive would vary the suggested hours of operation so that there are restrictions Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm.
This was agreed and it will now be decided on by a full meeting of the Council at the May meeting of the Council on the 11th of May 2015.
The map above shows the area within which residents will have the right to apply for a resident’s parking permit for the five spaces on Deansgrange Road. It is not proposed to install a ticket vending machine, but to have text parking for a trial period.