PROPOSAL FOR INSTALLING DOUBLE YELLOW LINES ON THE CORNERS OF FORGE LANE WITH CROWN LANE, COB DRIVE AND MALTHOUSE LANE
Residents living in the centre of Shorne, or who try to drive through at peak School drop-off and pick-up times, will be aware of the problems from inconsiderate parking on road corners near the School. This a nuisance for drivers, but of greatest concern are the safety issues for pedestrians of all ages due to obstructed pavements and crossing points, and the damage to pavement surfaces and kerbs. The bad parking is not in accordance with the Highway Code, but if drivers do not observe the Code voluntarily, we have to seek other means by which to try and ensure pedestrian safety.
The Parish Council sought advice from Kent County Council Highways Department who advised that the best measures would be to install double yellow lines at the corners of Forge Lane with Crown Lane, Cob Drive and Malthouse Lane. These proposed yellow lines will not solve the entire problem but will help some aspects. Some vehicle drivers may ignore them, however, if they do, it will be obvious that they are breaking the law and there will be a legal framework in place that enables enforcement visits by GBC Parking Enforcement Officers who can issue parking tickets.
KCC have asked us to first consult with residents and businesses who might be affected by the proposal. Please visit the Parish Council website at https://shorneparishcouncil.org/parking-restrictions-consultation/ to view the indicative map of the proposal and where you will also find the consultation response form on which to send us your views. The consultation will end on Friday 24th April.
Susan Lindley (Planning and Highways Committee)