A Cardiff councillor is calling on the Welsh Government to scrap a restriction on the amount of parking spaces for new developments – which doesn’t exist.
Butetown member Delme Greening has tabled a motion for tomorrow’s full council meeting calling for decision-making powers to be devolved to Cardiff council.
Coun Greening said: “At the moment there are a lot of new developments happening and there are not enough car parking spaces.
“In my ward it is a big issue, as the problem is not car ownership but car usage. In these economic times you’re going to take a job anywhere and this may involve driving to somewhere else.”
The motion states “local communities are best placed to decide the appropriate levels of parking provision required in their area, based on economic and social factors and local knowledge.”
The motion claims the council is currently bound by a ‘legal maximum’ on the number of parking spaces it can allocate to any new developments.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Government said there was no such legal maximum and local authorities were able to decide how many parking spaces they allocated.
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