Measures agreed to improve parking near Preston hospital
Friday, January 17, 2020
New measures to discourage problem parking in residential roads near Royal Preston Hospital have been agreed by Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week (Thursday 16 January).
Councillors received a report outlining 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 will also be restrictions on two narrow roads where obstruction is a problem, Fairways and The Paddock, to prevent waiting at any time.
Public consultation on the measures was held from 9 August to 6 September with 36 responses being received.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Where problems are reported with obstruction and safety, as the highways authority we have a duty to investigate.
"The extra parking restrictions agreed today are designed to improve safety and access to these roads during the day, while still ensuring that residents can park in the evening and overnight."
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