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Elton John World News: Shropshire Council Has Controversial Plan For Elton's Show

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Wednesday 18 May 2011 @ 16:17 - GMT

Thousands of Shrewsbury residents will need permits to park outside their own homes when Elton plays the town, Shropshire Council has said.

Some 17,000 fans are expected at a the concert at Shrewsbury Town's Greenhous Stadium on June 12.

The crowd would be by far the largest seen at the ground, with just 2,782 parking spaces officially identified.

Residents and their visitors parking without displaying a free permit could face a fine, the council said.

Tim Sneddon, head of environmental maintenance, said one permit would be delivered to each house in the area, but the council would supply additional permits if requested.

The parking restriction will also see a section of Oteley Road closed.

Concert parking spaces have been advertised at £8 and £15, with the income generated covering the enforcement of the transport plan.

Any surplus would be split evenly between the council's future transport plans and Shrewsbury Town's Community Fund.

Meanwhile, the Shrewsbury Town Footclub Club and Shropshire Council are working on travel options to include ''park and walk'' and ''park and ride facilities.''

These would be available on a pre-booked basis only.