Third attempt for parking restrictions

Coun David Bawn who is backing plans for parking restrictions in the High Stanners area due to problems with parking there.  GM016581
Coun David Bawn who is backing plans for parking restrictions in the High Stanners area due to problems with parking there. GM016581
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Renewed plans have been put forward to prevent riverside parking.

A third consultation exercise has been launched over proposals to install double yellow lines at High Stanners, Morpeth.

Consultation was initially carried out in autumn 2013 about introducing a residents-only parking scheme in the area following complaints about nuisance parking blocking access. However, the idea was dropped when a slight majority of householders were opposed to it.

It was then suggested that a no-parking zone could be introduced at the bottom of Curly Kews, but the restrictions were deemed not to go far enough.

Now Northumberland County Council is seeking residents’ views about placing ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions in Curly Kews, Abbey Terrace, Abbey View and on Oldgate Bridge.

Morpeth North county councillor David Bawn said: “We are now in the process of consulting with residents on a proposal to significantly increase the double yellow lines at High Stanners and at the bottom of Curly Kews bank.

“Despite the introduction of free parking in the town centre, inconsiderate parking at the bottom of the bank next to Oldgate Bridge and at the entrance to High Stanners has continued.

“In consultation with officers, I believe the best way forward is a significant extension of the existing parking restrictions, as set out in the consultation.”

To respond to the consultation visit http://trafficconsult.northumberland.gov.uk by Friday, February 20.