Developers set to tackle match day parking problem
PLANS are under way to ease parking problems for Copper Quarter residents on match days at the Liberty Stadium.
Residents living close to the home of the Swans and the Ospreys have long complained about streets being clogged with parked cars, particularly with the Swans continuing their Premier League journey.
And to address the issue for those in the Copper Quarter, developer Barratt Homes is working with NCP car parks, to run a controlled car park, which can only be used by residents with permits.
The plans would see the car park situated around the compound area of the development, accessed from the top road, with no vehicle access to the residential areas by members of the public.
One resident said: "On match days parking in the Copper Quarter is a nightmare.
"There are cars parked all over the pavements, which makes it difficult for cars to pass and residents to park near their homes. I think this latest move to improve the situation is encouraging as extra parking is badly needed to cope with the issues that are occurring at present ."
To enable residents to access their properties by vehicle on match days, Barratt is proposing two permits per property that can be displayed in the windscreen, identifying drivers as a resident.
Barratt Homes is writing to residents to let them know how to apply for permits.
It reads: "Barratt are aware that the increasing success of Swansea City Football Club is leading to increasing issues with match day parking, which is affecting the residents of Copper Quarter. To assist with this issue, we are engaging NCP car parks to run a controlled car park".