Parking charges may be extended in Oban

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People in Oban are being invited to give their views on parking charge proposals for the town.

While many people are complaining on social media about the changes, only a few have made their concerns known through the official consultation.

Residents, businesses and visitors have until September 1 to give feedback to the council.

Roads spokesman Councillor Roddy McCuish said: ‘These proposals are intended to make it easier for people to find a parking space in our busy, popular town, reduce the number of people not parking properly and help people who have a blue badge to park where they need to.

‘We welcome people’s views and I would encourage them to let us know what they think.’

The proposals in the draft new Traffic Regulation Order include:

  • The first 30 minutes free to bays on George Street, Corran Esplanade, William Street, Queen’s Park Place and Argyll Square.
  • On-street parking charges on Gallanach Road and Ganavan Road.
  • Year round parking charges in Longsdale (Atlantis), Lochavullin and all other car parks in the town.
  • Tariff to be first two hours free and thereafter: 15 minutes, 30 pence; 30 minutes, 50 pence; 45 minutes, 80 pence; and one hour, £1.

Residents can read the full set of proposals for the Traffic Regulation Order and find out how to respond at: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/our-roads-regulations-and-limits