Have your say over parking in Stonehaven town centre

Parking in Stonehaven's town centre is under review.
Parking in Stonehaven's town centre is under review.

Drivers in Stonehaven are being asked their views on car parking in the town centre as part of a review starting today (Friday).

The review is looking into usage of on-street and off-street parking in towns across Aberdeenshire with pay and display parking.

One suggestion being looked at for Stonehaven is free parking in the Market Square for 30 minutes or less, with charges for anyone staying longer.

A council spokesperson said: “Meetings with local groups who have an interest, such as businesses and community councils, have already taken place.

“A number of initial proposals have been developed for each town, and any other ideas or suggestions can still be considered. The council’s tranportation service is keen to hear from as many users of the car parks in each town as possible. Any comments, proposals or suggestions will be used to further develop the proposals for parking in each town.”

The opportunity to comment will run from tomorrow (Friday) until the end of October.

A report of the findings will be put before the Kincardine and Mearns area committee on November 19.

Comments should be submitted to: Strategy Manager, Tranportation, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, or email: carparks@aberdeenshire.gov.uk In addition to looking at charging within car parks, the ongoing review is looking at making parking easier and more efficient by considering unique problems faced within individial communities.