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Hounslow Council has amended some of its proposals to implement double yellow lines in Bedford Park, following a consultation which drew dozens of local complaints.

The Council received over 70 objections from residents, Orchard House School and the Bedford Park Society. A small number of objections were also received from outside of the Borough. The main objections raised were -
a) Reduction of parking bays;
b) Loss of parking spaces;
c) Freeing up corners will speed up traffic in Bedford Park;
d) No accidents have happened at these junctions.

The Council has now amended its original proposals and said it will be shortening the double yellow lines, retaining single
yellow lines and also extending bay markings to create parking opportunities.

Bedford Park residents had claimed that the new parking restrictions on twelve roads in their area was unneccessary and would remove dozens of badly needed parking spaces.

A report presented to the Chiswick Area Forum (CAF), said that the Council was conscious of the need to tailor the proposal for local circumstances when possible.

"In the light of the objections received these proposals have been reconsidered and where possible the double yellow line waiting restrictions have been reduced to a minimum of 5m to protect the areas lowered for crossing the junctions. This maximises the space available for parking either by extending the bays or leaving single yellow lines that can be parked upon outside of the operational

"It is worth noting that this will also reduce the ability of the parking restriction
to maximise visibility splays for pedestrians/approaching drivers.

The proposals cover:
Abinger Road
Addison Grove
Bath Road
Blenheim Road
Fairfax Road
Flanders Road
Gainsborough Road
Lonsdale Road
Priory Avenue
Priory Gardens
Roman Road
Rupert Road

The proposals followed a Single Member Decision of 11th November 2015 where it was agreed to proceed with a borough-wide ‘Junction Protection’ programme.
The Council claimed that implementation of the restrictions would prevent obstruction caused by parked vehicles and would improve safety and sightlines for motorists and pedestrians and for those with mobility impairments.

The Council says that the majority of accidents in residential areas take place on junctions.

You can read the full extent of the changes in the notice of proposed junction protection waiting restrictions TMO/P001/17.

March 16, 2017

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