Parking restrictions proposed for Aberford Road
Parking restrictions to be put in force to tackle issues on Aberford Road
Plans to put new
double and single yellow lines along sections of Aberford Road in Stanley have
been announced to help resolve recent parking problems.
Cars are parking along a significant stretch of the road, and are obstructing
pavements and driveways as well as causing a danger to other road users. The
police are now having to patrol this area, on a daily basis, to deal with the
Cllr Matthew Morley, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Highways, who has
been working with local councillors, confirmed that process to implement the
new highway scheme is now underway.
Cllr Morley said: “The parking problems have got worse in this area recently
and I have been listening to residents about their concerns.
“It is not acceptable for people to park as they have started doing on this
road. It presents a danger to other road users and is causing for obstructions
for people who live in that area. This is why we are taking action.
“There is a specific legal process we need to follow, which is likely to take a
minimum of six months, however the police have confirmed that they will be
continuing their daily patrols in area and will fine anyone caught parking
The scheme being proposed would see a mixture of double and single yellow lines
along Aberford Road, as part of the legal process residents will get the
opportunity to comment on the plans.
Cllr Morley added: “I am aware that there are also parking issues along
Barnstone Vale and we are looking at how we can resolve this too.”