Changes to parking restrictions in Pound Hill agreed

The East Crawley CLC, which agreed  the changes to parking restrictions in Pound Hill, was held at Crawley Library on Wednesday night
The East Crawley CLC, which agreed the changes to parking restrictions in Pound Hill, was held at Crawley Library on Wednesday night

Changes to parking restrictions in several Pound Hill roads were agreed last week.

West Sussex County Council has given the go-ahead to a range of modifications in Grattons Drive, Chaucer Road, St Mary’s Drive, Park Way, and Milton Road.

In some of the roads single and double yellow lines will be put down to stop ‘dangerous parking’, while in St Mary’s Drive the limited waiting period in the parking bays will be increased from one to two hours.

Richard Burrett (Con, Pound Hill and Worth), chairman of the county council’s East Crawley County Local Committee, said that although there had been several objections he felt ‘on balance I would like us to go ahead’.

A number of other parking problems and projects were discussed at the latest committee meeting on Wednesday June 17 at Crawley Library.

Peter Lamb (Lab, Northgate and Three Bridges), also leader of Crawley Borough Council, said that securing measures for Gatwick Road had been a ‘total nightmare’, and residents were ‘tired of waiting’.

Officers said that proposals for speed reduction measures in Northgate’s Barnfield Road, Woodfield Road and Woolborough Road would not come forward before 2016/17.

Mr Lamb said he was ‘really not happy with the delay’, and would be writing the relevant cabinet member.

The problem is commuter parking in Crossways, Three Bridges, was also raised at the meeting.

Meanwhile work to remove the chicanes in Billinton Drive and Station Hill is set to start in August to coincide with a project to improve Three Bridges Railway Station’s forecourt.

Bob Lanzer (Con, Maidenbower) said it was ‘very sensible’ to organise work on both projects at the same time during the summer holidays to minimise disruption.

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