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Residents win ban on dangerous parking near West Strand Road

Posted on - 12th January, 2013 - 8:12am | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport
Kerr Place is one of the roads where residents have complained about trying to get out from

Kerr Place is one of the roads where residents have complained about trying to get out from

Motorists who park on a busy junction in Ashton are set to be clamped down on by the county council.

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A report from the council outlines how residents on Beamont Drive, Kerr Place and Kingfisher Court are being obstructed by problem parkers.

The roads, which join onto the busy West Strand Road, are being clogged up by cars from neighbouring businesses and limiting the visibility for drivers trying to leave the nearby flats and houses.

Despite only one accident on the roads in the last five years Lancashire County Council are proposing a no waiting restriction on Beamont, Kerr and Kingfisher.

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Two people objected to the proposals, one stating it would limit the amount of time that could be spent visiting their mother and the other said it would be a waste of council time and funds.

A report from the county ocouncil said: “Several visits to the area at the time did reveal that on occasions inconsiderate parking was causing difficulties for drivers entering and leaving the road. The parking was also interfering with general traffic movement along the road and obstructing the sightlines of drivers emerging from the side access roads.”

The cost of the new road markings and signs will come to £550.

Cabinet member for highways and transport Tim Ashton approved the proposals and they into force on Thursday 16 January unless called in by another councillor.

View the full report on the county council website.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the proposal? Let us know in the comments below

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