Sunday, 25 January 2015

Parking ban plan for NHS close

PARKING could be banned in Downing Close, Knowle over concerns health centre users are “ignoring” its private car park.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is seeking views on a plan to ban parking for 52-metres on both side of the road (see map here).

The close is home to The Arden Medical Centre and Knowle & Dorridge Dental Practice.

The council said: “Recently, the NHS has renewed the double yellow lines on the roads under their control.

“This has had the effect of moving those cars that parked on the private part of the road onto the public highway part of Downing Close.

“Visitors to a nearby medical centre generally ignore the centres own car parking facility in favour of parking on Downing Close.

“Concerns have now been raised by local residents regarding parking along the public part of Downing Close up towards the Station Road junction.

“Following discussions with local residents, it is recommended that parking restrictions be advertised for Downing Close.”

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