Dundee councillors will hear a call to arms in an effort to solve the West End’s chronic parking problems.
Local representative Fraser Macpherson believes residents and business owners are having their lives blighted by parking congestion.
Many struggle to park anywhere near their businesses or homes as shoppers, commuters and workers at major organisations such as Dundee University fill spaces.
Liberal Democrat councillor Mr Macpherson will call for the city development committee to instruct senior officers to undertake a fresh review of parking arrangements in the area.
He hopes that will improve the ability of residents and traders to park near their homes and businesses.
Mr Macpherson already has the backing of West End Labour councillor Richard McCready, who said he would join him in calling for action.
Previous proposals to alleviate parking problems in the area have failed to find support within the community.
They voted against a residents’ parking scheme some years ago in the belief that it failed to meet their needs.
There was also anger following the revelation that they would be charged £80 a year 16 times the charge levied upon people living in Menzieshill for their permits.
Ahead of Monday night’s meeting Councillor McCready said the rejection of the permit plan did not mean residents had rejected change and said that the need for action remained urgent.
He said: “I am disappointed that the city council has done nothing since local people rejected the proposed residents’ parking scheme.
“When the scheme was rejected by local residents I made clear my view that this was not the end of the matter.’
“Local people rejected the scheme because it did not meet their needs. This did not mean that there were no problems with car parking in the West End.
“I am hugely disappointed that the council has not come forward with new proposals more tailored to the needs of local people.”
Mr McCready said discussions with residents revealed interest in the idea of localised parking schemes tailored to their streets.
He added: “Dundee City Council must listen to the views of local people and deliver a car parking scheme which meets their needs.
“I will be looking to ensure that the committee takes appropriate action.”
Mr Macpherson will put forward a motion at the meeting calling for action by the city’s executive director of city development, Mike Galloway.