‘No waiting’ plans for cars at school dropped

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PLANS to introduce parking restrictions close to Sheffield’s newest secondary school have been scrapped - after research found they were not needed.

The proposals to bring in ‘no waiting’ regulations around Forge Valley School in Stannington caused anger among residents, who started a petition in protest.

The school opened last September next to the old Myers Grove School, after a merger with Wisewood Secondary.

Fears about increased traffic were a key issue for protesters who were against the merger.

As a result, highways chiefs carried out an assessments of the likely impact of a new school and the hundreds of extra pupils attending each day.

Recommendations included new pedestrian crossing, new traffic islands and paths, and cycle paths, many of which have already been installed.

But a second study has decided the controversial plans for waiting restrictions on Stannington Road will not be necessary.

A survey found travel levels remained stable with no particular adverse effects at any time.

The plans will be dropped at a cabinet meeting later this week.