Carline Rd parking bays changes go ahead

Changes to parking bays along Carline Road and surrounding streets have been given the go ahead by Lincolnshire County Council.

At a Planning Committee meeting on October 3, the council decided to add six more parking bays for residents and remove some short stay visitor spots, or add parking restrictions.

The decision to re-arrange the parking spots in the area is due to the development of nineteen more properties, named The Heights on Carline Road.

On Belle Vue Terrance residents raised the issue of access, as the narrow road and parking can sometimes block emergency services getting through, as well as obstructions on the pavement.

The visitor spots on Belle Vue Terrace were on occasion used by permanent residents however, due to lack of on-street parking.

Principal Highways Officer Jeanne Gibson said: “Whilst it is understood why residents of Belle Vue Road will have concerns about the loss of a resident parking bay on Belle Vue Terrace the Residents’ Parking Scheme cannot guarantee a parking space close to a resident’s property or indeed anywhere within a zone should it on occasion be full.”

The original proposal also noticed that residents used the visitor spots during weekends, when the restricted parking would not be in force.

Gibson said: “Following the assessment of on street parking on Carline Road and surrounding streets, a traffic regulation order to adjust the proportions of two-hour limited waiting and residents parking bays on Carline Road is proposed.

“This will reflect the current use of residents’ parking bays by existing permit holders and additional usage anticipated to be generated by new permit holders from ‘The Heights’.

“These bays will also be consolidated to some extent as their current layout is fragmented and this will clarify to road users the nature of waiting restrictions in the area.

“To address the potential obstruction of traffic and pedestrians on Belle Vue Terrace it is proposed to remove the short length of residents parking bay as described and to replace this with a restriction on parking to apply during the day, Monday to Friday.

“Parking will still be permitted on this section during evenings and at weekends.”