Wolverton Road parking spaces to be made permanent for commuters

Wolverton Train Station
Wolverton Train Station

Free on street parking will continue to be available for commuters using Wolverton Station.

Councillors decided to approve plans to introduce 33 permanent on street parking spaces at a meeting last week.

They also decided to scrap plans to charge for the spots.

As part of the renovation of Wolverton Station, private parking owned by London Midland has been lost.

Milton Keynes Council had temporarily made adjacent Wolverton Road into a 30mph one way street and converted the right hand side of the road into free on street parking spaces.

Due to the success of the arrangement, council officers proposed to make the move permanent, with the addition of parking charges from Monday, June 3.

The proposal was that these charges would be paid via cashless parking machines, at the same level as charged by London Midland.

But following representations from councillors including Wolverton ward member, Norman Miles, and Hanslope Park’s Andrew Geary, a decision was made not to charge commuters using the spots until further consultation has taken place.

The spaces will remain in place, as will the speed limit.

There will now be a six week period of consultation with adjoining Milton Keynes Council wards and parish councils.

Wolverton & Greenleys Town councilor Mike Galloway said: “There have been all sorts of issues around the new station building and car park, but I am pleased Milton Keynes Council has decided to keep the on-street parking near the station.

“To me this is an example of how Milton Keynes Council has a good history of listening and of public participation.”