Pay for parking 
– at home

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Newmarket residents are being asked for their views on a scheme which could see them having to pay to park near their homes.

Letters, set to be delivered on Monday to households in two zones, north and south of the High Street, including Mill Hill, Fred Archer Way, Rowley Drive, The Avenue, Park Lane, All Saints Road, Old Station Road and residential roads in between, will ask residents their views on parking in their neighbourhoods.

According to a spokesman for Suffolk County Council, which is organising the consultation, “the issues raised will be investigated to see if changes to the way the parking is managed could assist residents in parking nearer their homes, as well as better supporting local businesses.”

Residents’ parking zones were first suggested several years ago when householders were told that an annual parking permit would cost around £65 and only one would be available for each home.

Those permits did not guarantee a space in a particular street only within the stipulated zone.

Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said: “All feedback will be carefully recorded and evaluated on by officers at the county and district councils, allowing them to arrive at a well informed option for all.”

Residents in the two areas will be asked to fill in a simple questionnaire and return it to Suffolk County Council. A pre-paid envelope will be provided with each questionnaire, the deadline for responses is Friday, March 7.

Information will also be made available on the Suffolk County Council website from Monday, February 3. Visit