RESIDENTS of a number of streets in Frizinghall have pleaded with Bradford Council to do something about parking around the area’s rail station.

And their concerns will now be taken to West Yorkshire Combined Authority - the body responsible for highways and traffic infrastructure projects.

For years residents of Salisbury Road, Buxton Avenue and Highfield Road have raised concerns over high levels of on street parking on their roads. They say increasing numbers of people using Frizinghall Station means more cars are being parked on residential streets by commuters, leaving residents with few places to park during the day.

The station has a tiny car park - with space for only five cars. There are no other off street parking spaces nearby.

And recent figures show that the number of people recorded as using the station has risen by 17 per cent in the past year.

Progress on station car park expansion

Last week Bradford Council’s Bradford West Area Committee received a petition from residents, which a report said had been signed by 75 people.

It read: “The residents of Salisbury Road, Buxton Avenue and Highfield Road petition the insufficient residential parking due to the increased number of commuters using Frizinghall Train Station, parking outside residents’ homes from 8am to 6pm and causing obstructions with driveways.

“We request residential parking permits for the aforementioned roads.”

Andrew Smith, Principle Highways Engineer, said proposals to create resident’s parking spaces on these roads was on the “to do” list of the highways department, but due to limited budgets it may still be some years down the line.

He also pointed out that such a measure could just move the parking to another road.

Councillor Nussrat Mohammed, (Lab, Heaton) had asked if the plans could be brought forward.

Mr Smith said the issue could be raised with West Yorkshire Combined Authority - which has recently funded plans for improved parking at Steeton and Silsden rail station.

He said: “We’ll be discussing with the Combined Authority if any land in the area around the station could be used to expand existing car parking.

“At the moment we are limited to area committee funding, but there could be funding thought the combined authority’s transport budget.”

The committee agreed to keep the proposals on its list of future projects for the safer roads budget, but also to progress talks with the Combined Authority.

Mr Smith was asked to return to the Area Committee in two months to provide an update to members.