MORE and more disabled drivers are seeking parking places in Huddersfield.
A study by Kirklees Council has revealed that over 300 requests are received every year for places.
They come from residents in many areas, wanting disabled parking places to be marked out outside their homes.
Now, the council is to draw up a new list of criteria which will be used to determine if a parking place should be made.
The number of requests has risen steadily over the past few years, with disabled people often struggling to find on-street parking.
Clr John Smithson, the Cabinet member with responsibility for the issue, said: "The number of requests is growing as car ownership increases and householders own more than one vehicle.
"Most requests are from people living in areas of high-density housing, where only on-street parking is available."
The council's regeneration committee is to debate the issues on January 5. It is expected to approve new guidelines.
These cover the existing parking situation on the street, the needs of disabled drivers and the concerns of neighbours and other residents.
Anyone who wants to know more can find out through helpline Ross on 0800 731 8765.