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Traders along busy Princess Victoria Street in Clifton were left furious when the road closed on Thursday - three days ahead of schedule.
The closure is necessary for work on the Residents Parking Scheme which is set to start in March.
Confusion over when the work was to start and end has ignited anger with shopkeepers who claim their businesses have been affected.
The Council have since apologised for starting the work so quickly.
Residents in Clifton Village and Clifton West can view the proposed plans for their residents' parking scheme.
The Council said this is the opportunity for residents and businesses to influence the proposals.
Detailed plans can be viewed at Clifton and Central Libraries or by clicking here.
Controversial plans to introduce residents' parking zones in Bristol have been scaled back. Mayor George Ferguson wanted to see 18 zones rolled out within the next 18 months.
But now reduced plans of 12 zones in central locations were approved by the City Council's Cabinet this evening, with the remaining 6 now subject to further review.
Controversial plans to introduce residents' parking zones in Bristol are expected to be scaled back. Mayor George Ferguson wanted to see 18 zones rolled out within the next 18 months.
But now reduced plans of 12 zones in central locations are set to be put before Bristol City Council's Cabinet this evening.
Mayor George Ferguson is vowing to press ahead with his controversial plan for residents parking zones across Bristol, despite an angry backlash. The Mayor has been forced to delay the scheme following public outcry.
There'll now be more debate, and further concessions to his original scheme are expected.
Maita Robinson, a campaigner against the introduction of new parking zones in Bristol, says in her area they don't have a parking problem.
She's one of many people who spoke out against the plans at a meeting held by the City Council last night.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says he will take into account concerned raised about the introduction of new parking zones after the plans were put on hold at a meeting last night.
But he also says the decision will be his:
Bristol's City Hall was packed tonight as councillors discussed controversial plans to extend the Resident's Parking Zones in the city. An e-petition against the proposals had enough signatures to prompt the debate.
As a result, councillors agreed to delay their decision, so they can gather more feedback from residents and businesses.
The petition against plans to extend Bristol's resident parking zones (RPZ) was organised by Michael Owen from Redland. It raised 6699 signatures, more than enough to force a debate by full council, which is taking place tonight.
Extracts from Mr Owen's statement to Bristol City Council read:
An e-petition against Bristol Mayor George Ferguson's plans to expand Resident Parking Zones is being presented at tonight's meeting of Bristol City Council.
Our reporter Karen Griggs is at the meeting, where the move is likely to be hotly debated.