Pickles urges councils to revoke ‘anti-car’ measures

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has set out to tackle measures implemented by local councils across the country that appear to be waging a war on motorists.

Pickles has told local authorities that parking control rules must be made appropriately, with the intention of rejuvenating high streets. The measures must not be aimed at raising revenue from “penalising” drivers, he said.

The new guidance will urge councils to ban speed bumps in town centres and provide a far higher number of car parking spaces for drivers. Other “street clutter” such as bollards and road humps, which can often inhibit parking, must also be carefully thought out, as they can stifle the local economy, causing shoppers to neglect their local high street shops.

Mr Pickles referenced new research from the Ass...

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