A MEETING to solve parking problems in Moreton has been called by the Cotswold MP amid concerns about the number of houses being built in the town.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown attended the second liaison group meeting in Moreton-in-Marsh to discus parking problems in the town with Lord Dulverton, Cllr Nigel Moor and representatives of Moreton Town Council.

The meeting began with concerns about the number of houses being built in Moreton-in-Marsh and the added pressure that this will put on car parking and congestion on the A429 Fosseway.

This was following calls in recent weeks to build a new car park on The Glebe land by the Parking Working Group (PWG) and the Gloucester Diocese of The Church of England have agreed in principle for part of the Glebe land to be used as a car park.

A separate resident group has however, called for more due diligence to take place before a decision is made.

The meeting also examined the issue of the ongoing Spitfire development and the tactics by the developers to apply for small tranches to avoid paying for major infrastructure.

After Sir Geoffrey’s lobbying, the funding for the footbridge extension over the railway in Moreton is now in Gloucestershire County Council’s capital budget amid concerns about lorries travelling above the speed limit on the bridge.

Sir Geoffrey’s will now convene a mini summit in the Cotswold District Council offices, at which highways and planning experts and town, district and county councillors would all meet to agree a plan for the town.