Just to update residents in the area of Stanbrook Road, following a meeting I had with people at Listers Land Rover Dealership, Stratford Road.
As residents in the area will know, since Tesco, Monkspath adopted a maximum three hour parking period on their car park (quite understandably) there has been displacement in vehicles owned by staff at the Listers Dealership being parked on nearby streets. This has caused a certain amount of disruption as well as spoiling the street scene, with vehicles being inconsiderately parked, many for very long periods at a time.
I have met with a representative from Listers and am going to be in contact with them again next week. I am informed there are as many as 60 members of staff at the dealership and they have an agreement with The Harvester (up the road) to park 10 cars there. They are not allowed to use The Plough or Shirley Aquatics (again, quite understandably).
Listers have approached Tesco’s in order to ‘rent’ some space for vehicles but this has been declined by the store. I also know Listers are trying to engage with Shirley Golf Club for renting space.
I am writing to the manager at Tesco asking for him to reconsider his position and will await that response and the response from Shirley Golf Club.
In relation to the original planning consent for the dealership (in 2005) there was a condition that sufficient car parking should be provided (see document via link): Land Rover, Stratford Rd
I have sought advice from the councils’ planning officers in relation to the parking issue. We must though not get too hung up about the conditions because I am aware that some conditions may be relaxed over time.
I will update residents in due course. In the meantime I have urged Listers management to ensure their staff park responsibly and be aware they too will not like vehicles being parked outside their own homes all day. I have stressed the need to ensure vehicles, especially waste collection vehicles, can access all areas of Stanbrook Road.
I have been informed anecdotally of some poor behaviour from drivers when spoken to. I wish to know if this is the case so please let me know of details when they occur. Please also be aware that if vehicles are parked responsibly no parking offences are being broken and some staff will probably have empathy with you and wish to find a solution as well.