NEW parking measures that will ‘cause chaos’ in Dodworth have been criticised by a councillor - who now hopes the plans will be overturned following a backlash.

Coun Neil Wright has raised his concerns over new restrictions brought in at the Co-op’s car park on High Street.

The new rules allow customers of the supermarket to park free of charge for two hours - but any longer and they face a fine of £100.

The car park is situated in the centre of Dodworth, and is regularly used by parents when picking up their children from nearby St John’s Primary School, and it also serves as customer parking for Indian restaurant, Curry Mahal.

“Historically this has always been a community car park and I think the restrictions will cause issues for local residents,” said Coun Wright.

“I fear that this will now cause congestion on other roads throughout Dodworth - specifically on Barnsley Road at the beginning and end of the school day.

“I understand that Co-op want their car park to be reserved for customers, but that’s not feasible in this situation.

“I have written a letter to them to see if there can be a compromise made that can benefit local people as well.

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“My fear is that other car parks will see what has happened here, and bring in something similar to prevent people from freely parking there.”