Bogside car parking scheme to be launched

Parking in the Little Diamond area on Monday afternoon. DER2616GS009
Parking in the Little Diamond area on Monday afternoon. DER2616GS009

A residents’ parking scheme aimed at resolving long standing car parking difficulties for those living in the Bogside is due to be launched on Wednesday, the ‘Derry Journal’ can exclusively reveal.

Reliable sources said the scheme would provide between 350 and 400 car parking spaces for Bogside residents.

Sinn Fein MLA and Transport Minister, Chris Hazzard, (second from right) pictured during a recent visit to the Bogside.

Sinn Fein MLA and Transport Minister, Chris Hazzard, (second from right) pictured during a recent visit to the Bogside.

The scheme, which was first proposed back in 2007, materialised after residents started to experience problems finding car parking spaces near their homes.

The launch of the new scheme follows a recent visit to the Bogside by Sinn Fein MLA and new Transport Minister, Chris Hazzard.

The scheme will be run out in six zones - William Street; Little Diamond, Abbey Street; Rossville/Chamberlain Street; Fahan Street and St. Columb’s Park Wells.

The scheme is free of charge to residents and people will be able to apply for one parking permit per household.

Motorists parking in any of the designated zones without a permit, will face fixed penalty fines.

The scheme is expected to commence later this year.