HIGHWAYS bosses at the Isle of Wight Council are quizzing residents about their views on how to improve parking.

The authority wants to know what they think of the draft policy to ask for resident parking schemes.

The aim of resident parking zones is to improve parking conditions for residents and already exist in various areas across the Island. However, there is currently no policy or guidance for dealing with requests for new schemes.

Cabinet member for transport, Cllr Ian Ward, said: "It is important that, as far as possible, the guidance reflects the views of residents and we therefore encourage you to complete the online survey and provide your views on the draft guidance.

"The aim of resident parking schemes is to help residents who experience parking difficulties along their street. This is mostly caused by non-residents parking their cars in the area when shopping, commuting or visiting other local attractions.

"Resident parking zones can solve many of these problems and so we need a clear and simple policy that sets out how you go about requesting a zone to be considered for your street."

The council has prepared draft guidance which, when finalised, will set out the process to request a resident parking scheme, the criteria for establishing the demand and ensuring that zones only proceed where they will deliver a benefit for residents.

View the draft guidance for resident parking schemes here.

Complete the online survey here.

The consultation began on Monday, February 5 and closes at 5pm on Friday, March 16.