Aberdeen residents hit out after losing parking spaces

Angry: Linksfield Court resident Ian Shand. picture by heather fowlie

Residents of three Aberdeen high rises have hit out after losing some of their parking spaces – and then being hit with parking tickets.

Cladding work at Linksfield Court, Promenade Court and Regent Court in Seaton has led to sections of the car parks being fenced off to allow contractors to store scaffolding and equipment.

Linksfield Court resident Ian Shand, 71, a part-time window cleaner, was given a parking ticket for leaving his car on Regent Walk on Saturday when he could not find a space in his own car park.

He said: “At the weekend it’s choc-a-block. It’s horrendous. They’ve fenced off right round the building. We’ve lost 35% of our parking. It’s quite a big concern.”

Ian said around 20 parking spots at each of the three buildings have been closed off. It’s not the fine that bothers Ian, so much as the principle of the matter, when he couldn’t park in his normal place.

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Aberdeen City Council has never had an agreement which allowed residents to park illegally on the street during the £17.5 million renovations of the seven Tower Blocks in Seaton.

“The ongoing construction at Linksfield Court includes work to carry out rainscreen overcladding on the buildings. This will help to reduce fuel costs for residents and reduce carbon emissions by 22%. Phase One of these works is to be completed by the end of the year.”