Expatriates living in Phuket have long been frustrated by the lack of parking spaces in the province, making it difficult to get around.
Now a poll carried out by the Phuket Gazette has found that 80 per cent of people believe that all new buildings must provide a number of spaces when they are completed.
Without this provision, the new edifices should not be given a building permit, the majority of the 590 people interviewed said.
While some people turn to motorbikes as an alternative form of transportation, which can be parked in smaller spaces, some people need cars and vans in order to carry out their jobs.
Phuket is a popular destination for Brits wanting to relocate to Thailand and is great for families as it offers a relaxed way of life as well as good educational facilities.
The expat community is fairly strong, with events organised on a regular basis, although issues such as the one with the parking can crop up.