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Should Crystal Peaks change its parking policy?

Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, business and development spokeswoman on Sheffield Council.

Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, business and development spokeswoman on Sheffield Council.

New traffic regulations have been brought in to help relieve traffic chaos caused by a Sheffield shopping mall.

Highways bosses have put down a number of double yellow lines in streets surrounding Crystal Peaks to provide temporary relief to residents fed up with staff parking outside their homes.

Neighbourhoods have been blighted by a huge increase in traffic since the centre began preventing employees from using the main car park during peak times last year.

For months locals have been struggling to park outside their properties, with road chaos leading many to fear it is only a matter of time before an accident occurs.

Coun Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, Sheffield Council Labour member for Beighton, said: “The council has had to put these lines down to try and remove immediate danger, but it is not a long-term solution.

“We’ve put them at different points in the roads and have been consulting with residents and for every one who thinks they are a good idea, there is one who doesn’t want them. We’re going to see if they help but really this is a problem which could be solved with a simple change of policy.”

Crystal Peaks bosses promised to ‘review its parking policy in the new year’ last December.

A spokesman said: “We are reviewing how we can bring some parking spaces back into use by staff without negatively affecting the amount we have for customers. We anticipate if changes do take place it will be towards the end of February or early March.”

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