Cabinet to consider parking restrictions near Royal Preston Hospital

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

A report to Lancashire County Council's cabinet recommends bringing in new restrictions to discourage problem parking in residential roads near Royal Preston Hospital.

It outlines the results of public consultation into plans to introduce new restrictions on ten roads following complaints from residents.

The report outlines that indiscriminate and obstructive parking by staff, patients and visitors is making it difficult for vehicles to move along roads, and negotiate junctions. There are also problems with safety at junctions due to sightlines being obscured, issues for residents getting into and out of their driveways, and particular difficulties for larger delivery and refuse vehicles.

Most of the proposed restrictions are focused around junctions and aim to prevent daytime parking on weekdays, however there would also be restrictions on two narrow roads where obstruction is a problem, Fairways and The Paddock, to prevent waiting at any time.

Consultation was held from 9 August to 6 September with 36 responses being received. 19 declared an objection, and 13 expressed support, with others raising no objection or bringing up further issues. The report details these comments along with responses from officers.

John Davies, head of highways, said: "There are pressures on parking in many residential areas, but where problems are reported we have a duty to investigate.

"The issues around Royal Preston Hospital are caused by staff, patients, and visitors parking in residential streets in large numbers, resulting in obstructions and safety issues.

"The aim of these proposed restrictions is therefore to improve the situation for all vehicles which need to use these roads for access during the day, while still allowing residents to be able to park in the evening and overnight."

The meeting of the county council's cabinet is due to take place at 2pm on Thursday 16 January.

Tagged as: Roads, Parking and Travel

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