Proposals to change traffic parking restrictions to be discussed at council meeting

By Ross Barnett

Proposals to introduce double yellow line parking restrictions in the Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields wards will be heard at a council meeting tonight (Wednesday, March 14).

Leicester City Council has proposed double yellow line no waiting at any time parking restrictions for three metres from all junctions of Compton Road and Lambert Road with the terraced streets between Raymond Road and Haddenham Road.

The proposals aim to facilitate vehicles manoeuvring as well as easing the congestion at these junctions which has become increasingly worse recently on football match days when Leicester City football club is playing at home.

According to the city council’s website, the cost of implementing the traffic regulation order is estimated to be £2,500 which will be met from the Local Environment Works budget.

In an area where parking is already limited, one resident objected to the proposal on the grounds that the “additional waiting restrictions around the junctions in this area would remove a large amount of car parking where there is already a high demand for parking.”

The original proposal featured double yellow line no waiting at any time parking for a length of five metres around all junctions in the area but the council reduced the extent of the original proposal from five metres to three metres, however this has also been rejected by the objector.

The objection letter read: “At night and weekends the streets are full of vehicles and it can be difficult to find a parking space.

“I am 67 years old and I need my car. I also have visitors come to the house and they need somewhere to park.

“Clearly if you introduce no waiting areas in this part of the West end, where will all the excess vehicles park?

“You will make an existing parking problem a whole lot worse.”


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