Double yellow lines planned for Havant to improve safety

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DOUBLE yellow lines and more parking restrictions are planned for roads across Havant borough.

The new measures are planned to cut down on inconsiderate parking, which the council says can sometimes be in danger of obstructing fire engines and ambulances.

Havant Borough Council is also considering a proposal to reduce the waiting time at Central Retail Park in Havant from three hours to two hours.

Double yellow lines are planned for parts of Waterlooville in Silvester Road, Glenwood Gardens and Ash Close to tackle safety concerns about poor visibility.

Also in Waterlooville, double yellow lines are planned for the junction of Gordon Road and Charles Close and a service road off Corbett Road.

In Leigh Park, double yellows are planned for sections around the junction of Linkenholt Way and its junctions with Park House Farm Way and Keyhaven Drive.

The parking situation in The Drive, Compton Close, Fitzwygram Crescent, Fair Oak Drive and Petersfield Road is also being reviewed due to non-residential drivers parking on the estate during the working week.

The plan is to have double yellows on some sections of these roads.

Four lay-bys in Hulbert Road, Waterlooville, will get two-hour parking restrictions.

In Havant, a small number of double yellows are planned for junctions in parts of Grove Road, Juniper Square, Orchard Road and South Street.

However, in Oaklands Road, Montgomery Road and Connaught Road, the council plans to relax some of the advertised restrictions to allow for more parking following objections from residents.

Residents said the council needs to be diligent.

Richard Thorne, 68, of Orchard Road, said: ‘The trouble is whatever restrictions you put in, it’s like squeezing a tube of toothpaste.

‘You find people move further down the road. It’s a shifting problem.’

Car parks at Central Retail Park are managed by the council on a subcontract and the management agent has requested the changes following complaints from retailers. The council’s cabinet is considering the proposals.