(Please note that this consultation is now closed.)
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, but of greater 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 has 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 (approximately as shown in red on the plan below).
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 Gravesham Borough Council 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, and we will be doing this by various means.
If you wish to participate in the consultation, please complete and return the consultation questionnaire. You can download a copy of the consultation questionnaire here:
Completed questionnaires should be returned by post or by hand to:
Shorne Parish Council,
c/o Shorne Village Hall,
Kent, DA12 3EA
Alternately, you can send your completed questionnaire by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this consultation is now closed.
Susan Lindley (Planning and Highways Committee)