New parking restrictions coming to Redesmere Drive and Meadow Brow

After many months of discussion and negotiation new parking restrictions will be introduced on Meadow Brow and Redesmere Drive.

Cheshire East Highways have signed off the proposal to install double yellow lines down one side of Redesmere Drive, from Ryleys Lane to Windermere Drive, prohibiting vehicles from parking there at any time.

Double yellow lines will also be installed on both sides as you enter Meadow Brow.

Councillor Craig Browne said "Whilst I am aware that the restrictions are not perfect and do not go as far as the residents had been promised last year (in a letter from Frank Jordan, Director of Place), they will bring some improvement in highway safety.

"I asked for the proposals to be brought forward following a series of missed refuse collections at Meadow Brow (due to people parking in the neck of the cul-de-sac) and to prevent double parking, as well as parking on the footpath at the entrance to Redesmere Drive (which is a walking route to school)."

During a period of consultation by Cheshire East Highways, which ended on 27th April, 19 residents submitted representations in favour of the proposals, whilst 5 residents submitted objections.

Councillor Craig Browne added "Residents will receive a letter from Cheshire East Highways, explaining the decision that has now been made."

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Tony Haluradivth
Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 7:50 am
And yet Heyes Lane becomes more and more dangerous with parking now on BOTH sides of the road up near Emersons causing gridlock and real danger at certain times of the day and the council care not one jot...
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 1:55 pm
Buckingham road as well, please!
Rebeccca Postles
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 8:35 pm
How can it possibly be that restrictions have not been implemented on Macclesfield Road? I have lived on this road for over 30 years and have known several fatalities because of the size and the speed of the vehicles. The roads named above have not got the same through traffic, so all be it frustrating for residents, it does not pose the same dangers. Parked cars now on Macclesfield Road means that pedestrians, esp those with prams, cannot walk up and down without having to step into the road. The same applies for Trafford Road.
Craig Browne
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 9:51 pm
Hi Rebecca,

I do understand your frustration, particularly since I asked for planning conditions to be imposed on the various development sites on Macclesfield Road, only to be informed at a later date that CE Planning have no jurisdiction to enforce parking within the curtilage of those sites.

Having said this, I did arrange for restrictions to be introduced on the midddle section of Macclesfield Road in 2016, between Norwood Rise and Bridgepool. These were funded through the Area Highways Group, which covers all CE wards within Wilmslow, as well as Handforth & Alderley Edge.

Unfortunately, the level of funding given to the Area Highways Group by Cheshire East, is only sufficient to cover one TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) per ward, per year. The significant challenge I face, is to weigh up all the competing demands of different groups of residents and to try and ensure the projects are reasonably evenly distributed across the village.

I hope this helps to explain things.

Kind regards,
Marc Asquith
Monday 25th June 2018 at 2:57 pm
Meadow Brow and Meadscroft Drive should be residents' only - there is no need for other parking there.