WINCHESTER civic chiefs say they are unaware of alleged misuse of parking permits by university students near the campus.

Last week the Chronicle reported residents living in Sleepers' Delle Gardens complaining about students parking in their road creating a traffic hazard.

In a letter to the Chronicle they said it is clear students are misusing the residents-only parking permits.

A city council spokesperson said: “Winchester City Council is not aware of any fraudulent use of permits at Sleepers’ Delle Gardens. We continue to enforce car parking restrictions and we would encourage any residents to raise a complaint with our customer support team if they suspect permits are being used illegally.”