Westhampnett yellow lines plan splits residents’ opinions

A CHANGE to parking regulations will be debated today (Tuesday, September 10).

The proposed traffic regulation order for Stane Street, Westhampnett, will be discussed by the south Chichester county local committee (CLC).

It proposes putting double yellow lines on both sides of Stane Street.

Committee chairman Margaret Whitehead said: “On-road parking along Stane Street has brought attention to a number of safety issues, including the obstructed visibility for motorists, particularly at the Wealden Drive and Tilemakers Close junctions.

“These proposals aim to resolve these concerns.

“We will consider the proposed traffic regulation order and decide upon the best course of action, taking into account all of the comments received during the consultation.”

In their report to the committee, officers said the changes would improve safety by keeping junctions and a pedestrian crossing free from parked cars.

During the consultation public consultation appeared to be split.

Some residents ‘strongly disagreed’ with the proposals, saying there was not enough parking at new developments, leaving people with no choice other than parking their cars on the street.

However, others felt the restrictions did not go far enough.

The meeting will start at 7pm at County Hall, in West Street, Chichester.