Residents say yellow lines are ‘not needed’

W04337H14-SeasideSchoolTraffic''Seaside school Parking Problem. Parents parked  cars  outside Seaside School in  Lancing which are causing local residents a problem at picking up time. Seaside Road, Lancing. ENGSUS00120140128170121
W04337H14-SeasideSchoolTraffic''Seaside school Parking Problem. Parents parked cars outside Seaside School in Lancing which are causing local residents a problem at picking up time. Seaside Road, Lancing. ENGSUS00120140128170121
0
Have your say

A PROPOSAL to implement double yellow lines across a network of Lancing roads by a primary school has left residents up in arms.

Neighbours that will be affected by the 24/7 parking restriction have said that the order is ‘not needed’ and will ‘impact the residents ability to park’.

Last week the Herald reported that a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) proposes to introduce double yellow lines surrounding Seaside Primary School due to obstructions caused by parents during drop off and pick up times.

These lines are planned for parts of Freshbrook Road, Seaside Road, Cowley Drive, Larkfield Close and Old Salts Farm Road.

Although the report states that neighbours have been consulted, many have raised concern that their objections were ignored or they were not privy to the order until reading the Herald’s story.

Residents from Seaside Avenue, which serves as an access road to the school, have expressed their anger.

Richard Brooks has lived at Seaside Avenue for 44 years.

He said: “I think the head teacher and his staff have been reasonably successful in preventing parents parking directly outside the school gate.

“Now it appears that the residents of Seaside Avenue are faced with a massive overkill.

“Seaside Avenue is normally a quiet cul-de-sac these restrictions are not needed during the summer holidays Christmas holidays or at weekends, or indeed evenings, or any time of day other than the school start and finish time.”

Marion Peskett said: “These lines will significantly impact the residents ability to park cars near to their households.”

Ted Morris said: “The 24/7 ban would cause unnecessary difficulty for out of hours visitors.”

Jenifer Chubb said: “If we have visitors coming they will be precluded from parking.”

The order shows that double yellow lines will not be issued across the entire length of the roads, but will be allocated to sections most affected.

The order is yet to be approved.