Tom Blenkinsop, Labour Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, has today (10 December 2012) written to Redcar & Cleveland Council about the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Saltburn.
“Many local residents and local shopkeepers have been in touch with me to express their concern about the Council’s proposed changes to parking restrictions in Saltburn. This is understandable, when the local economy is fragile, margins are tight and when there is a risk that these proposals could adversely affect trade.
“It is vital that the Council has a clear, transparent and wide-scoping consultation, allowing residents, visitors and businesses to have their say. At the moment, I fear that any process is being poorly communicated and rushed.
“I am therefore urging the Council to have a full and proper consultation process. Furthermore, it is my firm view that a decision so significant should be made by the full Cabinet, in light of consultation, rather than just by the portfolio holder, so it can be subject to the scrutiny process if necessary.”