Families are celebrating after a council approved plans to create parking bays outside their homes.
Residents say the move will end their parking ‘nightmare’.
Barbara Clunn, aged 61, of Marlow Road, said: “Parking here is ridiculous. It is a nightmare. Cars and vans park on the grass and the road is so narrow. When the houses were built there were not many cars on the road.
“Hopefully I will have my own parking space and it will be more practical to have parking bays.
“Quite a few of the residents have mobility issues and it can be a problem in the winter when it is frosty underfoot. One neighbour slipped trying to go down to a taxi.”
Neighbour Kelvin Eccleston, aged 69, said: “I’m in favour of it because a lot of cars currently park on the pavement and the grass. I am disabled and I can’t get past them. They chew up the grass and make such a mess.
“If I go out at weekends I have to go on the road because I can’t get on the pavement. But if they park properly in bays I will have better access in my disabled scooter.”
Honor Nutt, aged 72, said: “I am really pleased about it. The parking is terrible at the moment as there are too many cars and vans.”
Neighbour Kathleen O’Neill, aged 59, added: “The vans and cars park on the grass and chew the verges up. I welcome the grass being turned into parking bays. It will be brilliant to have my own space.
“Sometimes I have to park down the street and I have to carry my shopping up the street.”
But Norman Elkin, aged 72, is against the parking bays being introduced.
He said: “I’m going to have headlights shining in my living room when they park up at night. It is nice to look out on the green. I would be happy if it stayed as it was.”
Council planners sent out 65 letters to affected residents and received no objections.
Their report states: “Marlow Road is quite narrow and vehicles are already parking on the grass verges.”