Until now the publicly-owned land has been designated a park, making it hard for the parish to tackle vehicles that have been abandoned or parked there for long periods. The Ministerial Decision adds Le Parc de la Petite Falaise to the Road Traffic (Public Parking Places) Order, giving the parish more power to ensure that its parking spaces are not abused.
The parish will now be able to impose a maximum stay period of 12 hours in any 24-hour period, and will be able to place restrictions on commercial vehicles over 15 foot long.
Deputy Lewis said: “When motorists abuse the parking facilities, it affects those people who would like to park there and walk to the nearby public areas of natural beauty. Making the area an official car park means that the parish has more power to protect the parking spaces, making it fairer for everyone.”
Deputy Lewis also thanked Trinity Connétable, Philip Le Sueur, who alerted him to the issue.