Plans to stop cars parking too close to Crawley school entrances

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A bid to stop cars parking too close to ten Crawley school entrances has been made.

West Sussex County Council’s proposed road markings went out to public consultation today (Wednesday November 18).

It is hoped the Traffic Regulation Order will improve safety near The Brook Infants School, Desmond Anderson School, Hazelwick School, Maidenbower Infants School, Maidenbower Junior School, Milton Mount Primary School, Northgate Primary School, Oriel High School, The Oaks Primary School and Thomas Bennett Community College.

A council document stated: “The School Keep Clear markings aim to improve visibility and safety for young people to and from school.

“Many School Keep Clear markings are advisory and are not well observed.

“The new Order is there for proposed to prevent danger to persons or traffic using the roads, improve the amenities of the area through which the affected lengths of roads run and to facilitate the passage of traffic.”

Under the scheme, yellow zigzag ‘School Keep Clear’ markings would prohibit stopping at any time in Salterns Road, Anderson Drive & Ashdown Drive, Hazelwick Mews & Hazelwick Mill Lane, Harvest Road, Green Lane & Hollybush Road, East-West Arm of Peterhouse Parade, Maidenbower Lane and Loppets Road; bus stop clearways would be introduced on lengths of Harvest Road and Hazelwick Mill Lane; and double yellow lines would prohibit waiting at all times on sections of Anderson Road, Ashdown Drive, Green Lane, Harvest Road, hazelwick Mill Lane, Hollybush Road, Loppets Road, Maidenbower Lane, Moorlands Road, Salterns Road, Scott Road, Weald Drive and Winchester Road.

The deadline for comments on the scheme (ref no. TRO/CRE8014/RC) is December 9.

Documents on it were available at Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, and County Hall, Chichester.

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