25 Sept 2022

No parking permits for Carrick businesses

No parking permits for Carrick businesses

At the November meeting of Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District, Cllr Enda Stenson asked if an individual owns or rents a commercial business in Carrick-on-Shannon, is that person entitled to a parking permit and what times of the day and night are our parking bylaws in operation?
Darragh O'Boyle, Senior Engineer, Roads, replied, "There is no system for parking permits for business operators in Carrick-on-Shannon. Parking permits are only available for residents within paid parking areas that were there prior to the introduction of paid parking.
“It would be prudent for a business owner not to use up the car parking space adjacent their business and park in the free parking areas around the town."
In addition, Joseph Gilhooley, Director of Services pointed out there are loading bays located in the town to facilitate businesses and it was not possible for every business to be supplied with a loading bay.
In relation to a parking permit, he said, "If everyone was entitled to park outside their door, there would be no cutomers," he said. He pointed out that there is a maximum of two hours parking on the street.
Cllr Des Guckian said consideration should be given to night time deliveries. Cathaoirleach, Cllr Finola Armstrong-McGuire said that would be a matter for businesses themselves. "I see see this more of an issue for people who actually live in the town," she said.

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