Have your say on proposed new parking restrictions

As many residents are aware, between 2017 and 2019 Cheshire East Council commissioned a parking review to gather evidence and understanding on the current parking situation in Wilmslow.

Following its assessment of the parking review, the Council has decided to proceed with the formal advertising of the proposed parking restrictions which will be introduced in phases.

Cheshire East Council is proposing to make Orders which will introduce a prohibition of waiting by vehicles at all times and on all days on the following lengths and sides of roads:

Knutsford Road, Wilmslow (south side) – from a distance of 18 metres southwest of its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 254 metres in a north-easterly direction; from its junction with Alderley Road for a distance of 44 metres in a westerly direction.

Knutsford Road, Wilmslow (north side) – from a distance of 21 metres southwest of its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 35 metres in a north-easterly direction; from a distance of 63 metres northeast of its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 170 metres in a north-easterly direction; from its junction with Fulshaw Cross round about for a distance of 23 metres in a south-westerly direction

Gravel Lane, Wilmslow (north side) – from its junction with Knutsford Road for a distance of 87 metres in a north-westerly direction

Gravel Lane, Wilmslow (south side) – from its junction with Knutsford Road for a distance of 24 metres in a north-westerly direction; from a distance of 52 metres northwest of its junction with Knutsford Road for a distance of 15 metres in a north-westerly direction

Nursery Lane, Wilmslow (east side) – from its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 15 metres in a north-westerly direction

Beechway, Wilmslow (west side) – from its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 13 metres in a north-easterly direction

Beechway, Wilmslow (east side) – from its junction with Gravel Lane for a distance of 23 metres in a north-easterly direction

Alderley Road, Wilmslow (east side) – from a distance of 75 metres south of its junction with Donkey Lane for a distance of 563 metres in a northerly direction.

Alderley Road, Wilmslow (west side) – from a distance of 75 metres south of its junction with Donkey Lane for a distance of 188 metres in a northerly direction; From its junction with Bedells Lane for a distance of 40 metres in a westerly direction and 327 metres in a northerly direction.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "The first phase is to remove vehicles from Knutsford Road that are currently parking in an inconsiderate manner along the footway, causing an obstruction to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. This parking also affects the free movement of traffic along Knutsford and reduces visibility close to junctions.

"Regarding Gravel Lane, the introduction of no waiting at any time restrictions is considered necessary to remove persistent parking from areas close to these junctions, which is hindering the free movement of traffic and access and is restricting visibility. The proposals have been kept to a minimum to only restrict those areas of highway where parking is hindering the free movement of traffic and reducing visibility."

Speaking about Alderley Road, they added "The first phase is to remove vehicles from Alderley Road that are currently parking in an inconsiderate manner along the footway, causing an obstruction to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. This parking also affects the free movement of traffic along Alderley Road and reduces visibility close to junctions."

Copies of the draft orders and plans showing the restricted areas are available at Wilmslow Library.

Anyone wishing to object to the proposed Order, or make any other representations, can do so by emailing Consultations@cheshireeasthighways.org, and if making an objection you must specify the grounds on which it is made, by 10th October 2019.

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Harry Martin
Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 4:01 pm
I agree about inconsiderate parking but if such restrictions are to stop those parking all day then why not restrict to 1 or 2 hours ? Town Centres die when there is no parking or car parks are stupidly expensive .That's why Handforth Dean and Cheadle Royal areas are gridlocked at times . Do we want Wilmslow to be a ghost town?
Not an objection but a sensible solution to keep local business open for all .
Carol Chadwick
Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 4:35 pm
Remarkably no mention of Buckingham Road which is solid parking on both sides of the road. A new one is parking on both sides of Altrincham Road, half on the pavement but still too narrow for a car and lorry to pass.

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