Brighouse taxi parking ban to start in weeks
Jul 7 2010 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PLANS to ban taxis from parking in free bays should come into force next month.
Brighouse will soon ban all taxi drivers from using the free parking bays while they wait for a fare.
Councillors say it prevents shoppers from parking in the town centre for free while they do their shopping.
The Department for Transport has signed off the proposals after two taxi firms objected to them.
Clr Colin Stout said: “It’s been signed off and we’re just waiting for the signs to be made.
“Because we had the objections it rightly needed to be looked at by an independent panel, but they ruled in our favour on this.
“Once we get the signs done it will come into force.
“I hope it’ll be done by early August.
The newly-imposed traffic orders will cover the town’s 150 free parking bays.
Private hire vehicles and Hackney carriages will no longer be able to park in free bays on Commercial Street, Bethel Street, Market Street, King Street and Park Street, near the bus station from 9am until 6pm seven days a week, although access will be allowed after 6pm.