September 29th, 2016

New parking rules to stall Dorridge commuters

Updated: 4:58 pm, May 07, 2015

NEW PARKING restrictions in Dorridge will spell the end of the line for commuters clogging up residential roads.

Rail users and village workers park their cars all day in residential roads surrouding the village centre, close to the railway station.

Restrictions are already in place in the most central roads, but these have led to commuters simply parking further out in unrestricted residential roads.

Among these roads suffering from the problem are Poplar Road, Fennis Close up to Beckford Croft, Cawdon Grove, Rodborough Road area, Station Road and Westfield Close.

But new restrictions – yet to be announced, but most likely to be double yellow lines and part funded by Sainsbury’s as part of its development – will solve the problem for these residents.

Whether or not it will simply push the problem on to the next roads along, however, remains to be seen.

In a report to the Highways Committee, the officer in charge of the case said: “Officers are aware that all day parking is occurring on many roads around Dorridge railway station.

“In response to concerns raised by local Ward Members and residents, Officers are currently working on the introduction of a village wide parking plan for Dorridge as part of the 2014/15 Traffic Regulation Order works programme.”

They added that as part of the village wide parking plan for Dorridge, the residents of Brooksby Grove would also be formally consulted on the introduction of further parking restrictions and that the implementation of any further restrictions would be subject to the outcome of that exercise.

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