Residents’ Parking Scheme: Derry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 16 April 2024.

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Photo of John O'Dowd John O'Dowd Sinn Féin 2:30, 16 April 2024

That is not my view of the situation, but I am happy to be corrected later by officials or whoever. My position on residents' parking schemes is that we have to move forward with best practice. While they may seem, on the face of it, to be a good idea — in many instances, they are a good idea — there are associated costs for my Department and, possibly, for residents. There are considerations such as how you lay out the scheme and how many cars per house are allowed to park. It is not as simple a proposal as it sounds at the outset, but there are lessons to be learned from the review, and I commit to the Member that I will respond to that in due course.