Proposed parking restrictions on a busy Stobswell street may not go ahead after more than a dozen objections were received.
Formal consultation on a Variation of Waiting Restrictions Order that would have removed around 20 parking spaces on Baxter Park Terrace attracted 15 objections on grounds including personal safety, an existing lack of parking for residents and absence of identified need.
Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “I am really pleased at the level of engagement in this formal process and happy to respond to the people who live in the area about what they need and want.
“Recommending that these changes do not go ahead demonstrates exactly how influential local people are in decision-making about their communities.”
In March last year changes were proposed that would have helped pedestrians using the raised table crossing points to access Baxter Park, while also providing areas of give and take passage for vehicles due to the length of the road and quantity of parked vehicles which can make this problematic.
A report to the council’s city development committee notes that loss of parking availability on Baxter Park Terrace may result in displacement of vehicles to surrounding streets, and recent changes in home working trends may compound parking pressures.
However as a result of the consultation findings the committee, which meets on Monday (June 21) will be asked to omit Baxter Park Terrace parking restrictions from the Order due to the associated parking displacement implications.
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.