September 26, 2011 12.16 pm This story is over 146 months old

More parking bays proposed for Carline Rd

Parking changes: Residents around Carline Road could be faced with changes to on-street parking.

A new council report is proposing to provide Carline Road and Belle Vue Terrace in Lincoln with improved parking amenities for residents and access.

The report will be bought forward at the Lincolnshire County Council Planning and Regulation Committee on October 3.

At present, residents are only allowed to park on-street if they own a parking permit. There are also a few two-hour bays for visitors.

Generally Carline Road’s bays are underused, but with the addition of 19 new properties, named The Heights, parking could be problematic.

In Belle Vue Terrace, residents use the short stay bays to make up for a lack of places to park.

However, the width of the road combined with on-street parking makes it difficult for larger vehicles — such as waste disposal or emergency services — to access the street.

The pavement of Belle Vue Terrace and surrounding streets is also difficult for pushchairs and wheelchairs to get past when cars park up on the curb.

The report therefore proposes that the parking bays in the area are altered to fit six more residential spots on Carline Road.

The bays will be more consolidated, and visitor bays will be more limited to become permanent spots.

For Belle Vue Terrace, a restriction on on-street short stay parking during the day will be introduced. Parking will only be permitted during evenings and at weekends.

During a consultation, permit-holders on Belle Vue expressed concern over where they would be able to park their vehicles if the bays were removed.

However, the Resident Parking Scheme in which permits are provided does not state that holder will be able to get a spot near their home anyway.

The council also found that the only time residents appeared to use the bays which may be restricted were at weekends and evenings, when the restriction does not apply.

At the Planning and Regulation Committee, the councillors will be asked to overrule the objections and implement the changes.

Photo: Lincolnshire County Council