Monday, 23 January 2012

Station Road, Dorridge parking ban scaled back

PLANS to ban parking on Station Road, Dorridge have been scaled back and will be put in place next month.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council cut the amount of road to get double yellow lines after considering objections.

Yet the restrictions, below in blue, will only be in place from 8.30am to 9.30am and 3pm to 4pm in the week to cut back on school-related parking.

It last year proposed banning parking on both sides of the road (see map) from the village to the roundabout at Widney Road.


Yet about a third of the road on the infant and junior school side and two thirds on the other side will now get restrictions.

The changes will be put in place on Monday February 6.

Nine people objected with concerns about the “excessive” restrictions and impact on Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club and St George and St Teresa church.

A council report said cars would be displaced as a result of the ban and speeds could increase with less parked cars.

And it rejected calls for a crossing as this would conflict with household drives and would not be used for “long periods of the day”.

The council said of the original plan, for all hours: “Parking surveys have shown that at school start and finish times a small number of vehicles park on Station Road.

“These vehicles often obstruct the footpath and impede the flow of traffic.

“As a consequence the safe operation of the school crossing patrol is compromised and vehicles have been observed travelling along the footpath to avoid the congestion.

It said the ban would “improve traffic flow and visibility”.

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