New parking restrictions on residential roads

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

Cheshire East Highways installed double yellow lines down one side of Redesmere Drive, from Ryleys Lane to Windermere Drive on Monday, 10th December, prohibiting vehicles from parking there at any time.

Double yellow lines have also be installed on both sides as you enter Meadow Brow, however Councillor Craig Browne said "I am following up whether it has been implemented properly, as the new restrictions don't match the plans that were agreed."

He added "With respect to Redesmere Drive, I think the attached photos give a good illustration of why the restrictions were needed. Double parking had become a particular issue at this location, making it difficult for some delivery vehicles to gain access to the Lakes estate. Also, as this area is a walking route to school, parking on the footpath as shown in one of the photos, put children at risk of having to walk in the road close to the junction with Ryleys Lane."

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.

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

Terry Bowes
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 4:52 pm
I’m sure the residents are relieved but at the end of the day without providing more parking the problem is just being shifted elsewhere.
Marc Asquith
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 5:17 pm
Meadow Brow hardly compares with Redesmere Drive. Back when parking restrictions were introduced on Eaton Drive close to the school exit, I campaigned and lobbied for Meadow Brow to be included, but Redesmere Drive is a different issue - a Terry posted above - cars don't vanish, they just go elsewhere.
Helen Williams
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 7:48 pm
Putting double yellow lines down Eaton Drive has just created 'VIP' parking for the minority who parked dangerously before . Without policing they're useless.
In July , when the schools were closed there was a lot in the local media about unsafe parking around the schools , now the schools are open wardens and police are not seen.
David Blow
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 9:52 pm
I agree with Helen Williams above, we saw a traffic warden on first day the lines were installed in Meadow Brow and nothing since.

I have noticed that some of the ‘VIP’s’ have blue disabled badges so may be genuine reasons to park but these concessions can also be abused when not policed. Either way it still puts the children at risk which was the reason for the yellow lines in Meadow Brow.

Moving the parking further into Meadow Brow means the children now have further to run down the road each day as there is no footpath. The risk of a resident hitting a child has increased since the council decided to save money and just line the first few metres. Access has improved so cars can now enter the road faster which adds further to the danger of children running down the road.

Pity the council missed the opportunity to correct the lines in Meadow Brow when completing those in Redesmere Drive since the equipment was in the area.
George Marshall
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 11:30 pm
If anything, we need to be providing LESS parking. And making existing spaces more expensive.

We're already too overdependent on cars. We should be encouraging walking, cycling & using public transport, the last of which should be made cheaper & more reliable.

Our village is only small & can easily be traversed on foot. Though of course there should always be provision for those unable to do so such as the elderly & disabled, for which spaces are already provided for.

It's great that restrictions have been put in place though, it is a residential street after all.
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 12:09 pm
Approx. on the same subject.
When the one-way system is brought in, for the centre of the village (George St., South St. & West St. I believe).
There are about 38 'official' parking spaces on those three streets; its hard to be exact as the parking is not in individual bays.
Can someone from Cheshire East or the Parish Council tell us whether all 38 will remain or if some are to be lost then how many or (by some Xmas 'mirabile dictu') will there be an increase?
Merry Xmas.
Cheryl Snape
Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 3:24 pm
As living on Redesmere Drive. Parking will be elsewhere ? Yes , outside all the residents’ houses on Redesmere Drive ,sometimes overhanging their driveways . Some residents donot have drives and have difficulty with delivery and services as their guests cannot park .
Duncan Herald
Thursday 13th December 2018 at 10:46 am
Hi Cheryl,
If you and others approach your Cheshire East Councillor, he may be able to have the while H-Bars (that's what they were called back in the day) painted on the road outside houses with drive-ways.
That will stop at least the 'overhanging' you mention above.
Happy New Year !